Will I be notified if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

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All positive COVID-19 cases are mandated to be reported to our local health department. The contact tracers from our health department will evaluate the school setting and determine if and who may be at risk based on exposure if someone within the schools tests positive for COVID-19. Parents will be notified if their child is at risk if the contact tracer from the local health department deems that is necessary. The Health Department is responsible for contacting families. Due to HIPPA regulations you will not be notified who tested positive.   SCPS is responsible for continuing the child's education. SCPS must follow HIPPA regulations and cannot share any information regarding positive cases.  It is our goal that by following the regulations of social distancing, wearing a mask and increased hand sanitation that we can significantly reduce the necessity for others to be isolated when there is a positive case of COVID-19. This is why it is so important for everyone to support these measures as we return to school.