Mishawaka, Indiana (WNDU)-After the principal of Harris Madison, Pennsylvania tested positive for the virus, they delved into the number of Covid-19 viruses.
16 News Now tells you about the latest trends in PHM students and staff.
In the past 10 days, there have been more staff infected with the coronavirus than students.
Since July, these cases have accounted for one third of the total staff.
Of the 43 cases, 15 occurred within the last ten days.
Sheriff Dr. Jerry Thacker wrote to staff on Monday, revealing that he tested positive for Covid-1
Dr. Thacker said he is experiencing mild symptoms and fatigue, but enough to continue working from home.
He reminded employees to be vigilant when limiting the risk of transmission and not to relax their vigilance.
He wrote: “Washing your hands as much as possible and using hand sanitizer frequently between hand washes will greatly reduce the spread of bacteria. All of us must always wear masks and pay attention to maintaining a 6-foot social distance as much as possible.”
Dr. Mark Fox, deputy director of the St. Joseph County Health Department, told 16 News Now, if these procedures are ignored, how teachers can spread germs.
“Any performance sound will generate greater power behind droplets and similar things. So this again is where the mask is very important when trying to block the droplets. Finding encouragement and support without spreading the virus is one Special challenges,” he said.
Since July, 82 PHM students have tested positive for the virus.
Half of them are Pennsylvania high school students.
Five Penn State students have reported positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days.
You can visit the PHM Covid-19 dashboard on their website to check these numbers yourself, which is updated daily.
From Dr. Jerry Thacker:
On Monday (October 26), I shared with the school board that I tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. I took the test last Thursday, October 22, and received a positive test result on Monday. Fortunately, I just showed mild symptoms of fatigue. According to the guidelines of the CDC, the Indiana State Department of Health and the St. Joseph County Department of Health, I will be quarantined for 10 days. During this period, I worked from home. As long as the symptoms improve, I can return to the ESC office on Monday, November 2.
I know from experience that this disease will be latent in you. Please stay vigilant and continue to fill out the self-screening Google form every day before reporting your work. This is a great reminder and self-check that can help all of us monitor our health and any possible symptoms. When we enter the flu season, we need to be careful not to relax our vigilance. Washing your hands as much as possible and using hand sanitizer frequently between washing your hands will greatly reduce the spread of bacteria. All of us must wear masks at all times and take care to maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more as much as possible.
All these measures seem to violate our friendly and personal instincts, but we must continue to abide by these necessary health and safety regulations so that we can continue to work together. All of us work hard to provide targeted guidance options for families and vivid virtual options for families who like to be at home.
If you are in close contact with known positive cases (including cases in your own home), or are waiting for test results, please also remember to stay at home. Contact your supervisor so they can contact human resources. We must all do our part to ensure each other’s safety!
Dr. Jerry Turkel
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