COVID-19

Swallow School District COVID-19 Information

 Swallow School has reopened for the 2020-21 school year and the information below is meant to help Swallow parents and community members understand the current impact of COVID-19 on the school and in Waukesha County via dashboards as well as provide more about what to do when COVID-19 impacts your family. (Information about the Reopening Task Force is HERE.)

Dashboards

  • Swallow School District Dashboard: This data is provided by the District based on information confirmed by the Waukesha County Health Department and updated daily on school days.

1/14/21

Students

Staff

Isolation (Positive COVID-19 case)

 <5

<5

Quarantine (Close Contact of Positive COVID-19 case)

7

<5

*Case and quarantine totals less than five are not reported to protect the privacy of individuals per the Waukesha County Health Department.

Navigating with COVID-19--Staying Safe to Stay Open
Over summer 2020 the Waukesha County Health Department created partnerships with each public school district within the County so that school district nurses could assist with contact tracing and disease investigation for enrolled students and staff members in each district. This role has continued to evolve and now, based on the increases to COVID-19 cases in the County and limited staffing at the County, school district nurses are now the ones to complete contact tracing for students and staff of the school district. See THIS LETTER from Waukesha County for more information about this change (November 10, 2020). The County will contact those testing positive and needing to isolate only.

School Board Approves Two Alternative Quarantine Options
At the December 17, 2020 School Board meeting two alternative quarantine options for asymptomatic close contacts were approved, which are among the options provided by the Waukesha County Public Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in December 2020.

  •  14 day quarantine is still required for anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 during quarantine. This also remains an option for families to choose if their child is asymptomatic during quarantine as it is still deemed the best option to reduce the risk of transmission.
  •  For those families whose children are asymptomatic each day of quarantine and prefer not to test their child for COVID-19, the child can return on Day 11. This option is available regardless of whether the close contact is within the household or a community contact.
  •  For those families where the close contact was NOT within the same household, and the child is asymptomatic each day of quarantine and a test is preferred, a PCR test can be obtained on Day 6 or later of quarantine. A negative result must be presented to the District Nurse for return on Day 8 or later.

We know this information can be overwhelming and confusing. If your child needs to quarantine, Nurse Beth Gatzow will walk through all of this with you and answer any questions you have at that time.
Swallow Mitigation Efforts and Decision-Making Information
Please see the information below to assist you, your family, and our school district in remaining healthy, mitigating risk, and remaining open for school:

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