10/5/21 COVID-19 Addendum Update: Communicating Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis With Families
We wanted to clarify how we report positive COVID-19 cases on campus.
We updated the COVID-19 Addendum to reflect an update about how we notify the community about positive COVID-19 cases. The part bolded below is updated:
"In the case of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis of an employee or student, Headwaters School will notify families and employees affected. We will also seek guidance from the local health authorities regarding exposure. The employee/student will be unable to return until they have met the current criteria to discontinue home isolation. Names will be kept confidential. The School will also contact trace as advised by Austin Public Health.
Headwaters School will notify campuses via email when there is a positive case on campus after all contact tracing is complete. We will refer to the person with the positive case as a community member in order to ensure confidentiality."