DHD Releases Statement Regarding COVID-19 Case At Osborn High School

The DHD (Detroit Health Department) issued a statement regarding an Osborn High School employee who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The following report comes from Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair:

We support the DPSCD policy of recommending self-quarantining of all individuals who were present at Osborn school last week because of the possibility that they may have had primary contact with a faculty member diagnosed with COVID-19. Our recommendations are as follows:

Primary contacts

Students and faculty who were physically in Osborn school and may have had primary contact with the infected faculty member should quarantine for 14 days and should see their physician on the earliest signs of symptoms of fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.

Secondary contacts

We do not recommend self-quarantining for individuals who were not physically in Osborn school. Friends and family members of Osborn students who were never physically in the school did not have primary contact with the faculty member. These are considered secondary contacts. The Detroit health department does not recommend quarantining people based on secondary contact. These individuals should watch for symptoms and see their doctor if they arise.

At a March 15 press conference, Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed that there are now 45 cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. She advised all Michiganders to practice “social distancing” and “take this seriously.” 

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