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School virus reporting to start Sept. 8, order posted

Starting Sept. 8, parents and staff should notify their school of any positive coronavirus diagnosis within 24 hours.

The order was posted Friday afternoon, September 4th.

Under the order, school districts are also required to notify parents and guardians of cases in writing within 24 hours of receiving notification. Schools should provide as much information as possible without releasing protected information, DeWine said.

Districts will also have coronavirus coordinator who will help with reporting cases. Schools should start reporting positive cases to health departments every Tuesday starting Sept. 15. A template will be available on the state’s coronavirus website.

On Thursdays, the state coronavirus dashboard will be update with cases by school or school district, including a breakdown of student and staff cases.

Read the complete Director’s Order.