Letter to Madison County Families

Letter to Madison County Families
Posted on 09/25/2020

Madison County Families, We need your help! The Madison County Health Department arranges testing sites throughout our county most days of the week. The additional testing sites allow easy access for residents to determine if varied symptoms are COVID-19 related and isolate individuals to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The location of the “pop-up” testing sites can be found daily on the Madison County Health Department website https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/health/index.php. In addition, the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center provides testing 7 days a week. Appointments are not necessary and there is no cost associated with testing.

In order to continue meeting students’ academic and social emotional needs, we urge our families and residents to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. This will ensure individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are isolated and reduce the spread of the virus in our communities. Educating students, while navigating a pandemic, has been challenging and identifying positive COVID-19 cases helps ensure our school districts do not contribute to the spread of the virus. We realize this is not an easy time for families, educators, and students. However, we must work together to ensure our students are able to continue attending school in various forms and/or return to In-person learning in the days ahead. We appreciate your assistance in our efforts to educate children and combat the spread of COVID-19.
Sincerely, Robert Werden – Regional Superintendent of Madison County Debra Kreutztrager, Superintendent Roxana CUSD #1 Leigh Lewis, Superintendent Triad CUSD #2 Dr. Ronald Ferrell, Superintendent Venice CUSD #3 Dr. Jason Henderson, Superintendent Edwardsville CUSD #7 Dr. Jill Griffin, Superintendent Bethalto CUSD #8 Stephanie Cann, Superintendent Granite City CUSD #9 Dr. Brad Skertich, Superintendent Collinsville CUSD #10 Kristie Baumgartner, Superintendent Alton CUSD #11 Dr. Andrew Reinking, Superintendent Madison CUSD #12 Emily Warnecke, Superintendent East Alton Elementary #13 Dr. John Pearson, Superintendent East Alton-Wood River High School #14 Patrick Anderson, Superintendent Wood River-Hartford Elementary #15 *Common COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseasesand-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatmen