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Additional COVID-19 cases confirmed at Sentinel High School

Sentinel High School
Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 19:08:42-04

MISSOULA — Two additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Sentinel High School.

In a letter sent to families, principal Ryan Rettig says the school was notified of the new cases on Tuesday.

The Missoula City-County Health Department has begun a case investigation and is conducting contact tracing to identify close contacts to the positive cases.

A total of five COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed at Sentinel High School.

Read the full letter below:

Dear Sentinel High School families:

I am writing to inform you that we have two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our school. We were notified about these new positive cases on Tuesday, September 29th.

MCCHD has started a case investigation and is in the process of conducting contact tracing to identify close contacts to the positive cases. MCCHD will not share personal information about the confirmed positive cases 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 individuals 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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Rettig

Principal

Sentinel High School

Rob Watson

Superintendent