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Update on Covid case: (1/18/21)

January 18, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

We learned today that a staff member at Forest Oak Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This person will not return to school until the isolation period has passed. Anyone who has been in close contact with him/her as determined by the Division of Public Health (DPH) is being notified by DPH and may have to quarantine before returning to school. Individual decisions on quarantining are made by DPH epidemiologists, in consultation with the affected individual.

We always encourage you to monitor your child for any symptoms of COVID-19. If a student or staff member is sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or headache or congestion or runny nose without a known cause such as allergies. Our school nurse is available to support your family by reviewing symptoms to watch for, answering questions you may have, assisting with follow up communications, and providing further information on available testing sites. COVID-19 testing is free and available in our local community.

DPH encourages all Delawareans – whether you are experiencing symptoms or not – to consider getting a free test. That will help our state more accurately track the spread of the disease and keep our communities healthy.

Visit  for information on free COVID-19 testing in Delaware. 

Visit for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Delaware. 

This school adheres to strict cleaning, social distancing, and hygiene protocols. This is our best defense against COVID-19 and its spread. This is a decision that is made with the most up-to-date health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DPH.


Erin NeCastro


CC: Dorrell Green, Superintendent

CC: Midge Barrett