Pike County General Health District

The Pike County General Health District continues to provide updates to the public on its Facebook page about cases of COVID-19 seen in local students and school staff members.

• On Wednesday, the health district and Waverly City Schools announced a third positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member employed at Waverly City Schools — along with four additional students who have tested positive for COVID-19. They also reported that one of the previously positive students has recovered and is out of quarantine.

• On Wednesday, the health district and Scioto Valley Local Schools announced a second positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member employed at Scioto Valley Local Schools. The health district stated that this case resulted in zero contacts at the school with staff or students having to quarantine — other than the positive case. They also reported that one of the previously positive students has recovered and is out of quarantine.

• On Wednesday, the health district and the Eastern Local School District announced a positive case of COVID-19 in a student attending Eastern Local Schools. They said that this individual was already under quarantine from contact with a previous case. They also reported that one of the previously reported positive students has recovered and is out of quarantine.

The health district has stated that all close contacts of these individuals have been notified and quarantined according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and ODH (Ohio Department of Health) guidelines.

The health district also has stated that if you were not contacted by the health district, your child was not identified as a close contact.

“The school district reacted quickly to protect the health and safety of staff and students by identifying and isolating contacts,” the health district stated of the school districts named.

The Pike County General Health District reminds everyone to continue to take preventative measures by practicing social distancing (six feet apart), washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and wearing a facial covering in public settings. Most importantly — if you or your child feel sick, STAY HOME and seek guidance from a health care professional.

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