TREVOR — All 7th and 8th grade students at the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District in Kenosha County will now be learning from home, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 - the first person to test positive there since the school year began on Sept. 1.
That staff member is now in isolation, and the Kenosha health department is working to find people who may have had close contact with that person.
The 7th and 8th graders and their homeroom teachers will be learning from home starting Sept. 29, and will return to in-person teaching on Oct. 8.
Anyone who had close contact with the staff member will be required to quarantine for two weeks.
Close contacts include those who:
- Had direct physical contact with any of the infected individuals (e.g.: a hug or handshake).
- Were within six feet of any of the COVID-19-positive individuals for more than 15 minutes.
- Had contact with respiratory secretions from any of the infected individuals (e.g.: were coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items.
According to District Administrator Dr. Michelle Garven in a release:
“We are taking multiple steps to ensure that all students and staff are following recommendations from the Kenosha County Health Department to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate their partnership as we continue to work through this pandemic together. We have planned for cases of COVID in our building and appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we pivot to our Learning from Home plans."