The South Harrison R-2 School District issued a notice on December 7, 2021, regarding protocols for quarantining students due to COVID-19.
The district reported that effective immediately, staff will contact trace a positive student upon being notified of the positive case, and district personnel will call parents and guardians about the possible exposure. Parents and guardians will be asked to monitor their children for symptoms.
Students who exhibit symptoms are asked to be kept at home. Students identified as possible contacts can continue to go to school and participate in activities as long as they have no symptoms.
South Harrison will honor positive students and household contacts’ quarantines from the Harrison County Health Department. Parents and guardians will still have a choice to quarantine their children if it is believed they have been in contact with a positive case. The school district will continue to offer services to quarantined students as homebound students.
South Harrison reports cleaning, social distancing, and other protocols regarding COVID-19 will stay in place. The district will continue to look at data and work with the health department to help ensure the health of students and staff.
Questions about the protocols should be directed to any building administrator or Superintendent Dennis Eastin in the central office.