Dear Canon-McMillan School District Parents/Guardians and Staff,
The Canon-McMillan School District learned that another teacher has tested positive for COVID-19 at Muse Elementary. This brings the total positive COVID-19 count to three at Muse Elementary: one student and two teachers. Contact tracing was conducted and individuals identified as close contacts were notified and directed to quarantine in accordance with DOH guidelines. In working with the PA Department of Health, it was determined that the teachers were deemed not to be close contacts, there is no evidence of in-school transmission of the virus and this case is unrelated to the others. As a result, a school closure is not warranted at this time. We are taking all recommended steps to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Please note, we are performing daily deep cleanings in all District buildings with disinfectant mist machines.
As a reminder, anyone experiencing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to contact their primary care physician immediately and to notify the school nurse of the child’s building if there is a positive report or exposure to a positive person. For your convenience and information, the Canon-McMillan School District Screening Tool can be accessed on our website, cmsd.k12.pa.us in the Coronavirus Update Center. It provides detail on signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It’s also important for us to once again highlight the need for social distancing in public spaces and gatherings, wearing a mask and washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not readily available). Please heed the warnings/advisories medical experts are sharing with gatherings of groups and visits to hot spots.
Please visit the PA Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19. The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount, and we continue to follow all aspects of the District’s health and safety plan at all times. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. We will get through this together.
Canon-McMillan School District