ATGLEN, PA — Dr. Michele M. Orner, the Octorara Area School District Superintendent of Schools, released a statement regarding a potential COVID-19 exposure to the Junior High Football team:
“On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 administration learned of a potential COVID-19 exposure which impacts the Junior High Football team. This incident has been reported to the Chester County Health Department for further action; administration has notified the families of the students.
“The Health Department investigates all suspected or confirmed reports of COVID-19. This helps the Health Department give guidance to the people involved and to the Octorara Area School District.
“COVID-19 investigations include finding close contacts during the contagious period (contact tracing). Contact tracing helps manage the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future surges of cases. If CCHD finds you are a close contact, they will contact you and provide the following information:
- Your last date of exposure, which decides the timeline for quarantine.
- Expectations for quarantine.
- How to report new or worsening symptoms.
- Information about COVID-19.
“If you are not contacted by the Health Department because of this exposure, you should still watch for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. These symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, abnormal sense of taste and smell, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, congestion, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you or your child develops any of these symptoms, please stay at home and contact your physician.”
If your child develops symptoms, the Chester County Health Department is advising to stay home and call your healthcare provider.
If symptoms worsen, contact your healthcare provider or call 9-1-1 emergency and seek care immediately. Let them know of the potential exposure to COVID-19.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the Pennsylvania hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).
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