Homer Community Schools will update the District COVID-19 Dashboard daily by 6 pm, to provide information on the number of positive tests and the number of students and staff in quarantine as reported by the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD). Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws, we cannot disclose the identify or personal information of a staff member or student that has tested positive or is quarantined for COVID-19. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will not return to school until the date provided by the CCPHD.
If we do have a student or staff member that test positive for COVID-19, we will work closely with public health officials. The Calhoun County Public Health Department will investigate and identify close contacts. Only those identified as close contacts by CCPHD will be ordered to quarantine, and will not return to school until the date provided by CCPHD.
The district's full response plan to COVID-19, including all safety and cleaning protocols, can be found in the Return to Learn Plan at www.homerschool.net.
Contact Tracing and Quarantine Procedures
On October 2, 2021, the Calhoun County Public Health Department issued an updated quarantine order for all of Calhoun County. Under this order, we must following their procedures for contact tracing and implementing quarantines: