LPS and Covid-19: Our Part and How You Can Help

Dear LPS Families,
Lewistown Public Schools continues to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously. We would like to
communicate with you the steps that are being taken at school, and let you know what YOU can
do to help.

Our Part:
If the school is notified of a confirmed positive case, the positive case will be directed to the
Central Montana Health District(CMHD) for guidance. The positive student will NOT be
allowed to return to school until after the 10 day isolation period determined by the CMHD. The
CMHD will continue to be the primary point of contact, and will be responsible for issuing
recommended procedures and/or protocols. CMHD will complete the interview of the positive
student, contact tracing, and issue quarantine/testing guidelines. The school will work with the
CMHD as needed.

LPS will inform all families if a positive case has occurred within the school. Students/staff may
attend school if they do not have ANY symptoms. The CMHD will be responsible for notifying
and instructing individuals identified as being a close contact.

Lewistown Public Schools stresses the importance of personal accountability-stay home if you’re
sick, practice social distancing and hygiene/handwashing, masks are encouraged. Students who
are ill at school will be sent home. We continue sanitizing protocols.

How YOU Can Help:
If you are diagnosed with Covid or test positive, seek medical attention from your Healthcare
Provider. Notify the school, and contact the CMHD at 535-3983. Many times you receive your
own test results before the CMHD receives them. The CMHD will conduct an interview to
determine symptom onset if applicable, and identify close contacts.

In general, practice all of the recommendations to slow the spread in school and outside of
school. If you are having any symptoms do not be around others. If you have been identified as a
close contact, please follow the CMHD recommendations.

Let's all work together to have a great school year!

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