Rio Community School District
411 Church Street, Rio, WI 53960 - (920) 992-3141
Superintendent of Schools - Mr. Craig Vetter
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
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Q: What do I do if someone in our house tests positive?
Notify the school. The school nurse or administrative staff will help you determine next steps. They will also give you direction on when students can return to school as well as how siblings need to quarantine.
You will need to determine if the individual is able to isolate or just quarantine. (See further information below) If you are unable to isolate the individual who tests positive, quarantine times may increase.
You will also need to notify everyone who is defined as a close contact to the positive individual. Those identified will need to quarantine for 14 days, starting when they last had close contact. The school will help identify these individuals that were impacted through school and may ask for assistance in doing this.
SEE "RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER COVID-19" (right)
Q: What is quarantine vs isolation?
SEE "COVID-19: QUARANTINE VS. ISOLATION" (right)
Q: Who is a Close Contact?
Close contacts are defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of a positive case for at least 15 cumulative minutes, or had a direct contact (such as a handshake, hug, or sitting next to a person). Those that are identified as a close contact are asked to self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days from their last contact with the infected person, monitor for symptoms, and limit contact with others as much as possible.
Q: Where can I get tested?
Where can I get tested for COVID-19? In Columbia County, testing for COVID-19 is provided at Aspirus Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage and Prairie Ridge Health in Columbus. For a complete listing of COVID-19 Community Testing Sites, please visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community-testing.htm .