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COVID-19 Household Reporting Procedures

Investigations: PreK - 12 Settings


Parents/Guardians & Staff,

This letter informs you of the procedures you should take if a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19.

1.     Contact West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) at; 111 N Dewey, Suite A, North Platte, NE 69101 Phone: 308-696-1201.

a.       WCDHD will notify families of the length of time quarantine and isolations are required for positive cases and direct contacts.

b.     If this is a household exposure your student/s will need a letter stating the date each student may return to school from WCDHD.  


2.    Contact the school/s your student/s attend

a.    NPHS – 308-535-7105

b.    Adams – 308-535-7112

c.     Madison – 308-535-7126

d.    Buffalo – 308-535-7130

e.    Cody – 308-535-7132

f.      Eisenhower – 308-535-7134

g.    Jefferson – 308-535-7136

h.    Lake – 308-532-9392

i.      Lincoln – 308-535-7138

j.      McDonald – 308-535-7140

k.     Osgood – 308-535-7144

l.      Washington – 308-535-7142


3.  Direct exposures from non-members of a household will not require a letter from WCDHD however, students who were in direct contact with a positive case will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.


4.    Schools will place students in remote learning and share how each student should plan to proceed.  To view the district COVID-19 Resources, please visit nppsd.org and click COVID-19 Resources in the quick links tab.

If you or a household member is positive or in close contact with a COVID-19 case, the following is recommended.

It is recommended that students, staff, and families actively monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.  If there are symptoms that appear, it is recommended that the student be taken to the family’s health care provider OR contact West Central District Health https://wcdhd.org/what-we-do/health-services/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus/questions.html

 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that we:

●     Practice social and physical distancing, when possible

●     Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, regularly

●     Wear face coverings

●     Get a flu shot

 The (CDC) defines direct contact as:

●     Less than 6-feet of distance lasting 15-minutes or longer


We do understand that you may have concerns before sending your students back to school.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have and respect your right to keep your child home until your questions are answered.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these sensitive times.