November 13, 2020
Late yesterday afternoon, the District learned of a recent confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Heights High School athletic coach. The coach had not been inside the Heights High building, but was last on the high school track on November 11. The individual is currently experiencing no symptoms and is quarantining at home. Cleaning and disinfecting of track equipment took place yesterday. The track team and their families have also been informed of the positive case.
We are working closely with the Cuyahoga County Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the health department as a part of COVID-19 investigation.
If CCBH contacts you as part of a COVID-19 investigation, please cooperate fully to ensure the safety and health of our entire community. It is also important that we show kindness and understanding to those who may be identified as a case of COVID-19 or as a close contact.
Spread of COVID-19 is currently happening in our community. This is why it is so important for all students and staff to adhere to the key public health prevention strategies to reduce the chance for transmission of COVID-19, including:
- Wearing a face mask
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet
- Frequent hand washing with soap and water
- Hand sanitizing when soap and water are not available
- Staying home when you do not feel well
- Disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly
- Not sharing food, drinks, cups and utensils
- Avoiding large gatherings of 10 or more people
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Paul Lombardo, Assistant Superintendent of HR & Operations, at [email protected]
/216-320-2030 or the Cuyahoga County Health Department at 216-201-2000. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school.