Dear families of students and staff at East Sutherlin Primary School.
We were notified by Douglas Public Health Network and Dr. Bob Dannehoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer (and local Pediatrician), that we have had one student test positive for COVID-19 at Sutherlin East Primary School. We are working very closely with local public health and The Oregon Health Authority to notify parents of the children in the cohort that the child that tested positive was in and are asking them to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
“This is a great example of a school doing everything right regarding student cohorts, reducing risk and mitigating transmission of COVID-19 in a school setting. School officials are working very closely with DPHN and myself to care for the one positive case and advise parents, families and staff that are close contacts. We believe the risk is low to the school community and DPHN remains available to support the families that are quarantining.” Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer
If your child was in the same cohort and needs to quarantine, you would have been notified by school officials today, Sunday September 27th. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19, please call the Douglas Public Health Network hotline at 541-464-6550, 7 days a week between 8-5:00 pm.
Sutherlin School District
531 E. Central Ave
Sutherlin, OR 97479