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 Monday, Sept. 21, the health district and Waverly City Schools announced two more positive cases of COVID-19 in staff members employed at Waverly City Schools as well as two additional students who have tested positive for COVID-19.

• On Monday, Sept. 21, the health district and Scioto Valley Local Schools announced three more positive cases of COVID-19 in staff members employed at Scioto Valley Local Schools. According to the health district, one of the staff members was already under 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, you or your child were 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, wear 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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