We have been notified that 2 staff members associated with Broadwater have tested positive for COVID-19. This information has been verified by health professionals at Lewis & Clark Public Health (LCPH) and we are actively working to determine what, if any, next steps are needed.
These active efforts include contact tracing to determine any school-related contacts. As a reminder the new CDC guidance defines a contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness.
No students have been identified as potential contacts in these cases. All contacts have been notified at this time.
We will notify you if any additional developments occur pertaining to this matter. Please note that I may not be able to answer every question, especially any governed by HIPAA and FERPA privacy laws.
In the interim, please continue to take care and stay safe as the COVID-19 virus remains active within our Helena community. Continued support for social distancing, hand hygiene and masking is making a difference.
Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter.