Lee County school district to come up with plan for COVID-19 student exposure

Lee County School Districts has one goal in mind this upcoming school year and that is to keep your child safe.

If your child is exposed to the virus the first thing the Lee School District will look to is contact tracing.

Once a child shows symptoms or tests positive they’ll work with the Department of Health and contact anyone the child was exposed to and monitor them for at least 14 days.

Contacts are considered exposed if they were less than six feet from a positive case for more than 15 minutes.

The CDC also recommends that schools shut down for two to five days and wait up to 24 hours before beginning the cleaning process to minimize potential exposure to droplets.

We spoke with one parent who says she’s not worried about sending her kids back.

My girls in their classes they stay in the same room, they don’t leave their rooms. Their teachers are very thoroughly clean and we taught our girls to wear masks, said Brittany Turner.

The Department of Health will present its plan for contact tracing to the Lee School Board on Monday. They also recommend parents keep your kids home if they have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, or uncontrolled cough.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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