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Covid case reported at Cloquet High School


October 2, 2020

Cloquet High School has seen its first known case of Covid-19. School officials sent out an email Saturday to families and staff, letting people know they were notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in a member of the Cloquet High School community with exposure date of Tuesday 9/29/20.

Following is the rest of the email:

"We have worked with the MDH to identify those who had close contact with the case and have communicated with them individually. The risk of exposure for other individuals present in the building on that date is no greater than the risk of contracting the virus in the general community.

If you were not identified to have close contact with the positive case you should still monitor for symptoms of illness, but do not need to stay home unless symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, stay home and consult with your physician to determine if medical evaluation is needed.

We understand this may create unease in our community. We have taken action to clean and sanitize the facility and are working closely with MDH to monitor the situation. We are asking all members of our community to minimize the spread of illness by taking the following actions.

Protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering, washing your hands often, covering your cough/sneeze, and avoid touching your face with

unwashed hands.

If you are sick, stay home.

Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home. Keep enough food, regular prescription medication, and other necessities on hand in case you need to stay home and are not able to go out easily.

Frequently clean all commonly touched surfaces (telephones, doorknobs, countertops, etc)

Again, If symptoms develop, stay home, consult with your physician to determine if a medical evaluation is needed. If you have symptoms, MDH recommends:

Stay home for at least 10 days, and for 24 hours with no fever and improvement of symptoms. (your fever should be gone for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication).

Use the CDC website on how to CARE FOR YOURSELF at HOME with COVID-19.

This is a challenging time and I know many of you may be feeling stress and anxiety. We will get through this together as a community, and we will be stronger when we emerge."


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