CCSC provides new student/staff data; quarantine policy changed to new state guidelines

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Coordinator of Health Services for Clay Community Schools Lynn Stoelting, BSN RN, provided new data for students and families.

On Wednesday, Governor Eric Holcomb’s new executive order allows changes for students quarantined due to COVID-19.

Stoelting explained all quarantined students may now attend school if they were identified as close contact at school.

There will continue to be some quarantined students not at school due to COVID positive close household contact. Those students will need to quarantine for a full 14 days from the last time they were in contact with symptomatic household contact.

Information was obtained on Thursday, September 2.

“This information was taken directly from our GATEWAY report,” said Stoelting about the current COVID-19 data at CCSC, which includes 30 positive cases with 35 students in quarantine at home. (Last week, 64 students reported as positive, with 678 students at home in quarantine.)

Clay Community Schools uses the Indiana State Department of Health’s ADVISORY LEVEL, referring to current COVID-19 guidelines all Indiana counties must follow. On that chart (, Clay County is one of 21 in RED throughout the state. Of the remaining counties, three are YELLOW, and the rest are ORANGE.

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