Sycamore, Ohio — Mohawk Local School District announced Monday that the school building has had a total of six positive cases of COVID-19 this school year.
Superintendent Mark E. Burke Jr. wrote in a letter to the school community that the building currently has four active cases, while two cases are considered to be recovered.
“Upon learning about these positive cases, we have been working with the Wyandot County Health Department to investigate possible close contacts. The school nurse and building administration made personal contacts to all individuals who were identified as being close contacts,” Burke wrote.
Burke said the district is taking steps to reduce the likelihood of widespread illness, such as enhanced cleaning protocols, maintaining as much social distancing as possible, changes to instructional practices, the wearing of masks and protective equipment, and more.
A letter will be sent home to all families whose child was in a location that may have been impacted by these positive cases.
“This notification should also serve as a reminder to all of us that COVID-19 is present in our community. We, all Warrior families, need to take steps to ensure our own safety and the safety of others,” Burke wrote in the letter. “We are asking you to be our partner in keeping our students healthy and safe.”