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2021 - March

 
 
 
     Mar. 29, 2021,  3:36 PM           
                                           
Good Afternoon:
 
Mr. O'Connell informed me that we have a Covid-19 case at Jacques Memorial School. The individual was last in the building on Monday, March 22. Due to the passage of time, and the cleaning that has been done since, it is not necessary to do a deep cleaning.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 
     Mar. 23, 2021,  5:04 PM           
                                           
Dear Milford Community,

I hope this note finds all of you safe, healthy, and well as we continue to navigate these incredibly challenging times as a community during this pandemic. We are so grateful that the vaccination process has begun for staff and many members of the community.
 
We are writing to update you on new Travel and Quarantine guidance that we have received from NH DHHS. Domestic travel within the U.S. outside of New England no longer requires quarantine upon return to NH. It is still recommended that we follow CDC’s travel guidance, including:
 
  • Wearing a well-fitted face mask while traveling
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Getting tested 3-5 days after travel (with a molecular or PCR-based test), and
  • Limiting public interactions after travel (ex. Families may choose to quarantine).
 
(Reference HAN #38).
 
People who travel internationally or on a cruise ship are still required to quarantine upon return to NH, unless diagnosed with Covid-19 in the prior 90 days or fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
 
We understand that many community members have not traveled or have not seen loved ones for a very long time, and many people will be traveling particularly over the April break. However, we continue to recommend that families and staff only travel for reasons that fall under “Essential.” And although quarantining is no longer required, we are expecting communication in regards to any intended travel to be provided to building principals prior to the trip. Also, we would ask that upon return, you continue to self-monitor and practice safe and healthy guidelines as provided by the CDC and NH DHHS.
 
NH DHHS has also provided us with new recommendations in regards to close contacts. Moving forward, NH DHHS does not recommend quarantine for students or staff if a COVID-19 exposure occurs in the classroom setting where students and staff are seated and spaced at least 3 feet apart with consistent and correct face mask use.
 
  • This guidance applies only to controlled and monitored educational classroom settings (including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities) .

  • Gym class, mask breaks, recess, lunchrooms, and buses will still require exclusion if the individual is within 6 feet of a positive case for an accumulative 10 minutes or more.
 
  • In other settings, NH DHHS will continue to recommend quarantine for persons within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a cumulative time of 10 minutes or longer during the person’s infectious period, regardless of mask use. (Reference HAN #38).
 
We appreciate your support and adherence to these new recommendations to keep our School and Community safe and healthy.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
     Mar. 23, 2021,  7:31 AM           
                                           
Good Morning,

Ms. Davis informed me that we have a Covid-19 case at Milford High School. The community member was last in the building on Friday, March 12. Due to the passage of time, and the cleaning that has been done since, it is not necessary to do a deep cleaning, and school will remain open.

Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 
 
     Mar. 19, 2021,  10:41 AM           
                                           
Good Morning,

We have been informed of a Covid-19 case at MMS. The last time the community member was in school was March 11th. Due to the time that has elapsed, and the cleaning that has been done since that time, it is not necessary to perform a deep cleaning. School will remain open.

Thank you,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 
     Mar. 18, 2021,  12:09 PM           
                                           
Good Afternoon,

We have been informed of 2 additional Covid-19 cases. One at MHS and one at MMS. The last time these community members were in school is March 9th. Due to the time that has elapsed, and the cleaning that has been done since that time, it is not necessary to perform a deep cleaning. School will remain open.

Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
     Mar. 18, 2021,  11:18 AM           
                                           
Good Morning,
 
Ms. Davis just informed me that we have a Covid-19 case at Milford High School.  The community member was last in the building on March 5th.  A close contact has been determined.  Due to the time that has elapsed, and the cleaning that has been done since that time, it is not necessary to perform a deep cleaning.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
                                                  Mar. 18, 2021,  10:36 AM                                                       
Good Morning,
 
We were informed this morning that we have a positive case of Covid-19 at Heron Pond. The individual was last in the building on Tuesday, March 16th. As a result, we are shifting our PM session today, March 18th, to a REMOTE learning session. Teachers will still provide instruction this afternoon in a REMOTE model. We are in the process of identifying any close contacts and will reach out to those families today. The building will be deep cleaned this evening so we can welcome students back into the school tomorrow.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 

                                                Mar. 16, 2021,  2:39 PM

 

Good Afternoon:
 
I was just informed that we have two Covid-19 cases at Heron Pond. The community members were last in the building on March 12th, therefore no contact tracing is required. Due to the passage of time, and the cleaning that has been done since March 12th, it is not necessary to perform a deep cleaning.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 

                                                Mar. 16, 2021,  12:48 PM

 

Good Afternoon:
 
Ms. Davis just informed me that we have another Covid-19 case at Milford High School. The person was last in the building on March 2nd. There are no close contacts. Due to the passage of time, and the cleaning that has been done since March 2nd, it is not necessary to perform a deep cleaning.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 
 

                                                Mar. 15, 2021,  1:32 PM

 

Good Afternoon:
 
Ms. Davis just informed me that we have a Covid-19 case.  The community member was last in the building on March 11th.  The close contacts have been identified.  Due to the time that has elapsed, and the cleaning that has been done since the 11th, we do not need to close for a deep cleaning.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 

                                                                                                                                       Mar. 10, 2021,  12:27 PM

 

Good Afternoon:
 
Ms. Davis just informed me that we have a Covid-19 case.  The community member was last in the building on Friday, March 5th.  The close contacts have been identified.  Due to the cleaning that has been done, and the time frame, there is no need to deep clean.
 
Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                       Mar. 8, 2021,  12:40 PM
 
Good Afternoon:

Ms. Davis just informed me that we have another Covid-19 case. The individual was last in the building on 2/23. There are no close contacts in our school community.

Best Regards,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                       Mar. 5, 2021,  2:24 PM
 
Good Afternoon,
 
We were just informed that we have a JMS community member that has been identified as Covid positive. There are no close contacts identified at JMS. The last day the individual was in the building was 3/3.

Thank You,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
                                                                                                                     Mar. 3, 2021,  8:22 PM
 
Good Evening Milford Community:
 
Principal Davis just informed me that we have two positive Covid Cases at MHS. Due to the timeframe, and the contact tracing that needs to be done, we will have a remote day at MHS tomorrow, March 4th in order to allow for a deep clean of the building, and do the contact tracing necessary.
 
Thank you,
Dr. Jessica Huizenga
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                   Mar. 2, 2021,  3:32 PM
 
 
Good Afternoon:

We were informed this afternoon that MHS has a Covid positive case. The community member was last in the building on 2/15. There are no close contacts and no cleaning has to be done.

Thank you,
Jessica Huizenga