We have been notified that a staff member at Edgewood Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. This staff member was last in the building on Tuesday, August 25 and has not returned to EMS since that time. We are sharing this information with our EMS families and staff so you are aware of this situation. We will also be posting this information on our website to provide our Edgewood community with this news.
We are working closely with the Butler County General Health District (BCGHD) regarding this situation. At this time, we have no reason to believe that our staff members or students were exposed to this individual. Exposure is defined as being within six (6) feet for more than fifteen (15) minutes (with or without a mask) of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is a presumptive case of COVID-19.
In addition, we have taken action to clean and disinfect the affected areas in Edgewood Middle School.
As a reminder, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. If you have questions about symptoms or medical questions, please call your healthcare provider. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website at: coronavirus.ohio.gov or call the Ohio Department of Health call center at 7-833-4-ASK-ODH.
Please be assured that we will keep you informed of any further developments. We encourage you to read the information below to ensure you and your family are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of this virus.