Northmor Local School District News Article

COVID-19 Dashboard

Counts will be updated at least weekly, by the end of the school day on Mondays.

Positive COVID-19 Case Notice:
October 21, 2020
Dear Golden Knight Parents/Guardians,
The Northmor Local School District is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that that we have recently received information of one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student at Northmor Jr/Sr High School. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed location will be completed.
Northmor Jr/Sr High School will remain OPEN at this time. We are working closely with the Morrow County Health District, and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the health district as a part of COVID-19 investigation.
How You Can Help
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don't live with you must visit your home.
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don't live in your home.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol­ based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.
If you have any questions, contact Northmor Jr/Sr High School at (419) 946-3946 or the Morrow County Health District at (419) 947-1545. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school.
Chad A. Redmon Superintendent

Instructional Plan Revision Notice
October 21, 2020
Dear Golden Knight Parents/Guardians,
The current COVID-19 Pandemic is a fluid situation. Northmor Local School District
has amended the School Reopening Plan that was released in early August. As referenced in the plan, we will communicate changes to our procedures and plans as they occur. The amended Reopening Plan is subject to change as the situation changes in our area. Please be willing to adapt and adjust. As a reminder, plans are based on current knowledge shared with the public.
The longer we live in this Pandemic, the more we learn about the impacts and effects it has on all facets of life. Today, we are more equipped, than ever before to make informed decisions regarding the health and safety of our students and staff. At the October 20, 2020 Board of Education meeting, the Board elected to amend the current school Reopening Plan under Level Red. The original plan, once Morrow County hit, Level Red in the COVID 19 risk levels, the District would switch to a hybrid learning model, where students would attend school two days in person and three days online.
With the amended Reopening Plan, whether the District will move to a hybrid learning model or not will depend on a collection of factors not solely on the Morrow County alert level, in determining our instructional model. The District will continue to monitor the Ohio Public Health Advisory System for Morrow County, but will also use its own COVID-19 dashboard, updates from the Morrow County Health District officials, local­ zip code data and incidence levels of the virus, and other indicators to make decisions ,on any changes in instructional models.
Moving forward, if the county were to move to Level Red, please assume that we will operate the following week under the traditional 5 days a week instructional model. If a change in the instructional model necessitates a shift, a communication will be shared Thursday afternoon for the coming week. Thanks so much and stay safe and healthy!!
Chad A. Redmon 
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