West Branch Local School District
Confirmed Positive Cases
All confirmed COVID-19 cases involving West Branch Local School District students (in-person or virtual) and staff members will be reported immediately to the Mahoning County Public Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the District or the health department as part of their COVID-19 protocol.
A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an individual for a cumulative 15 minutes or more. It is highly important that all contacts answer or return the Health Departments calls.
As a reminder, anyone that has had a Covid-19 test, needs to notify the school and stay home until results are confirmed.
It is highly recommended that parents or guardians notify the school district within 24 hours if your child receives a positive result.
Please contact the Superintendent's Office if you have any questions at
What Should I expect? (Mahoning County Health Department)
Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard (Searchable by county)
How You Can Help
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Stay home when you are sick.
Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t live with you must visit your home.
Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home.
Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.