November 27, 2020
Dear Parents, Staff, Faculty and Community Members,
Today, we received notification that 2 additional reported cases of student, staff or faculty member at Ojo Amarillo Elementary School under Central Consolidated Schools (CCSD) have tested positive for COVID-19 with a total of 5 reported cases as of yesterday, November 25, 2020. In accordance with the current Public Health Order, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) in consultation with the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has placed Ojo Amarillo Elementary School on the New Mexico Environment Department’s COVID-19 Watchlist.
While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family and the community. The students, faculty, or staff that were in close contact with that person have been notified and mandated to quarantine at home for 14 days from the last date of possible exposure.
If you have not received a phone call today from the school, your child has not been identified as being in close contact with the positive person.
Please know that we are following CDC guidelines and protocols set by the Department of Health. We will continue to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the CCSD Reentry plan implemented on the first day of school. We urge you to continue to follow health and safety guideline, including frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, social distancing while in public, as well as wearing a mask.
Nothing is more important to Central Consolidated Schools than the safety and health of our students, our employees, and their families. When we work together, we can provide the best care for all involved.
Central Consolidated Schools