Last updated: Sept 14, 2021
Please note. We normally only update the counter when someone's status changes.
As we continue to safely and effectively navigate the Covid crisis, DLS remains steadfast in our desire to accurately communicate the status of our campus with regards to the ongoing pandemic. In a transparent effort to keep our families prepared, updated, and healthy, we will post our confirmed active cases on this page. These numbers will include DLS students, but it will not reflect testing of DLS parents and other family members.
To protect the privacy of the individuals affected, we are not sharing specific case information.
From the CDC guidelines Appendix A regarding Close Contacts (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html)
In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.
Except in certain circumstances, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine. However, the following people with recent exposure may NOT need to quarantine:
- People who have been fully vaccinated
- People who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last three months
DLS students are asked to continue to wear masks in class.
KNOW HOW IT SPREADS
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 3-6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breathes, sings or talks.
Respiratory droplets cause infection when they are inhaled or deposited on mucous membranes, such as those that line the inside of the nose and mouth.
KEEP YOURSELF SAFE
Wash your hands often
Avoid prolonged close contact
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Monitor your health daily
IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY TESTS POSITIVE
Consult with your medical provider for appropriate medical advice and get the proper rest they need to stay healthy.
Inform the school office. We will ask you when that family member started showing symptoms and if there are DLS community members with whom that person has had official close contact recently. This information is helpful for contact tracing, documentation where required, and ultimately ensuring the safety of our staff and students.
If the person affected IS NOT a DLS student, please keep your student home and begin the quarantine process.
If the person affected IS a DLS student, a student should attempt to keep up with their studies (when healthy enough to do so). Parents, please assist your students as needed with communication to their teachers and school administration.