Additional COVID-19 case confirmed at Sentinel High School

Big Sky High School
Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 20:49:27-04

MISSOULA — An additional positive COVID-19 case is being reported at Sentinel High School.

Principal Ryan Rettig stated in a letter sent to parents that the school was notified about the positive case on Tuesday.

The individual was last on campus on Friday, Sept. 18, and the Missoula City-County Health Department is in the process of conducting contact tracing to identify close contacts to the positive case.

This latest case brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sentinel High School to three.

Read the full text of the letter below:

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 notified about this positive case on Tuesday, September 22nd.

The individual was last in our facilities on Friday, September 18th.

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

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 will be 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.


Ryan Rettig
Sentinel High School

Rob Watson