Sandusky Schools staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The following a is a letter sent to students, parents and staff from Sandusky Superintendent Paul Flynn. We will have more on this story as it develops. 

November 4, 2020
Dear School Community,
As noted on our COVID-19 Dashboard HERE on November 4, 2020, we learned of one School
Associated Case of COVID-19 with a staff person at the elementary school. Cleaning and
disinfecting of the exposed location(s) has been completed.
Sandusky Elementary School will remain OPEN at this time. We are working closely with the
Sanilac County Health Department to identify Close Contacts of School Associated Cases of
COVID-19. Anyone identified as a Close Contact will be notified by the health department as a
part of the COVID-19 investigation process. Please answer the phone if the health department
contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.
We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or
students are not experiencing symptoms:
 Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not
live with you must visit your home.
 Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
 Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with at
least 60% alcohol).
 Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
 Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and
immediately wash your hands.
 Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested.
Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the
names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and
updates with you. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment
while also providing quality education.
If you have any questions, contact the Sanilac County Health Department at (810) 270-5889. For
answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and
Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit
Paul R. Flynn, Superintendent