A letter was sent to parents at Missoula’s Sentinel High School from school officials, Missoula County Public Schools and the Missoula City County Health Department about a student with a confirmed case of COVID 19.

The individual was not in our facilities during the period of time when they would have been considered infectious. 

The letter follows:

Dear Sentinel High School families:

I am writing to inform you that we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school. We were informed by the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) about this positive case on Thursday, September 3rd. 

The individual was not in our facilities during the period of time when they would have been considered infectious. 

MCCHD has started a case investigation and is in the process of conducting contact tracing to identify close contacts to the positive case.  The health department has identified a small number of close contacts by talking with the confirmed positive case. MCCHD will not share personal information about the confirmed positive case or close contacts as that information is protected by law.

Based on the results of the case investigation, a school closure is not recommended.

We will follow MCCHD guidance and directions regarding individuals released from quarantine and/or isolation. We will not allow the individual and any close contacts back into school facilities until they are released from isolation or quarantine by the health department. We continue our thorough and frequent cleaning and disinfection of all areas throughout our school facilities.

It is important to remember that you would have been contacted individually and privately by MCCHD if your student is considered a close contact

  • If you have COVID-19 related questions, please contact the MCCHD help line: 258-INFO.
  • If you have medical questions or concerns regarding your student, please contact your medical provider.

Sincerely,

Ryan Rettig

Principal

Sentinel High School

 

Rob Watson

Superintendent

 

Ellen Leahy

Health Officer

Missoula City-County Health Department

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