COVID-19 Response

Local COVID-19 Updates for the Gallatin R-V School District

When the Gallatin R-V School District receives notification and confirmation of a student or staff member testing positive for COVID-19 the following steps will be taken:

  • The district will begin the process to determine when the student/staff member became symptomatic and whether they were on school property while symptomatic;

  • If it is determined the student/staff member was not on school property within 48 hours before becoming symptomatic and has had no close contact with other students/staff members, communication will not be sent;

  • If it is determined the student/staff member was on school property within 48 hours before becoming symptomatic, the district will begin our contact tracing process to determine whether any other students or staff members may be identified as having close contact (within six feet for longer than 15 minutes) with the individual and notification will be sent to the staff and all families at the impacted school.

GR5SD Positive Case Flowchart

Release Date: 9/4/2020 1:55pm

Gallatin R-V recently had an elementary teacher with a family member who possibly had contracted COVID-19. The teacher reported this information to her administrator who immediately had her quarantine the rest of the week. She started feeling bad four days later and reported this to the school administration before she went for a COVID test. Her results later determined that she was in fact positive for COVID-19. However, she has not been symptomatic for several days. She will remain in quarantine until the health department deems it safe for her to return. No one at Gallatin R-V was exposed to the teacher while she had COVID.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bryan Copple

Release Date: 9/6/2020 12:58 pm

Gallatin R-V Families,

The Gallatin R-V School District and The Daviess County Health Department have been jointly working together to identify, isolate and quarantine individuals that have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case in an elementary school classroom.

If you have not been contacted by the health department or the school you are not a close contact. If you have been contacted you must quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with symptoms of COVID-19 may experience:

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, congestion and or nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms.

Please continue to practice preventable actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing a face covering over your mouth and nose, proper hand washing and hygiene, and most of all PLEASE stay home if you are sick.


Cheryl Alexander, RN-Administrator

Daviess County Health Department


Dr. Bryan Copple

Superintendent


Nicole Thogmartin

CDSE Principal

Release Date: 9/7/2020 11:41 am

Gallatin R-V Families,

The Gallatin R-V School District and The Daviess County Health Department have been jointly working together to identify, isolate and quarantine individuals that have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case in two elementary school classrooms. Due to the current circumstances, Covel D. Searcy Elementary will move to the district AMI plan located on the district website for the week of 9/8/2020 through 9/11/2020 in order to deep clean the school. Elementary students who have been previously contacted by the health department will continue to quarantine as directed. School will resume for face to face instruction for all other students on 9/14/2020. Information regarding device distribution and packets where applicable will be given tomorrow for parent pick up.

If you have not been contacted by the health department or the school you are not a close contact. If you have been contacted you must quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with symptoms of COVID-19 may experience:

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, congestion and or nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms.

Please continue to practice preventable actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing a face covering over your mouth and nose, proper hand washing and hygiene, and most of all PLEASE stay home if you are sick.


Cheryl Alexander, RN-Administrator

Daviess County Health Department


Dr. Bryan Copple

Superintendent


Nicole Thogmartin

CDSE Principal


Release Date: 9/10/2020 7:36PM

Gallatin R-V Families,

The Gallatin R-V School District, Daviess County Health Department, and Dekalb County Health Department have been jointly working together to identify, isolate, and quarantine individuals that have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case in the high school and middle school. The contact tracing process has been completed and the exposed students and staff members have been contacted and will be quarantined. After the contact tracing was process was completed, the DCHD has not advised the district to cancel school, which means that students will be in session Friday, September 10th, 2020 as planned.

If you have not been contacted by the health department or the school you are not a close contact. If you have been contacted you must quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with symptoms of COVID-19 may experience:

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, congestion and or nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any of these symptoms.

Please continue to practice preventable actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing a face covering over your mouth and nose, proper hand washing and hygiene, and most of all PLEASE stay home if you are sick.


Cheryl Alexander, RN-Administrator

Daviess County Health Department


Dr. Bryan Copple

Superintendent


Brent Burke

GHS Principal


Justin Collins

GMS Principal


Release Date: 9/18/2020 5:30PM

Gallatin R-V recently had a high school teacher that has tested positive for COVID-19, however, the teacher was already on quarantine and not symptomatic in the presence of students. The teacher will remain in quarantine until the health department deems it safe to return, and contact tracing will not be necessary for these reasons.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bryan Copple


Cheryl Alexander, RN-Administrator

Daviess County Health Department


Dr. Bryan Copple

Superintendent


Brent Burke

GHS Principal

GMS Principal