Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Source: Santa Barbara Unified School District

Dear Santa Barbara Unified Students, Family and Staff:

The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. Today we informed the families and staff of Santa Barbara High that a student athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.

In collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, we are following all required response protocols.The students and any staff affected will remain in quarantine until Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, which is 14 days from the last known exposure.

As a reminder, COVID-19 symptoms (as identified by the Centers for Disease Control) include, but are not limited to the following:
·       Fever or chills
·       Cough
·       Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
·       Fatigue
·       Muscle or body aches
·       Headache
·       New loss of taste or smell
·       Sore throat
·       Congestion or runny nose
·       Nausea or vomiting
·       Diarrhea

During pandemic conditions, we remind you all to please follow all health & safety guidelines by wearing a mask, avoiding gathering in large groups, practicing physical distancing and staying home when ill.
Please continue to help us to ensure that the safety of our students, staff, and school community is the priority. For questions or concerns, please contact Santa Barbara Unified Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Dr. Frann Wageneck, at [email protected].

Sincerely,
Hilda Maldonado
Superintendent

For more information you may review the following resources:
Santa Barbara Unified Protocols for Symptoms, Potential Exposure and/or Close Contact with an Individual Testing Positive for COVID-19 in a School or Classroom Setting 
CDC symptoms of Coronavirus:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

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sacjon Nov 02, 2020 11:34 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

LETMEGO - this is the first student athlete in all of SB/Goleta/Carp to test positive since high school sports conditioning started months ago. Don't get too excited. The athletic programs are highly scrutinized and being extremely cautious. Nothing here indicates the athlete was infected during a practice.

letmego Nov 02, 2020 01:08 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

There will be more infections. I doubt it was contracted at school. On the other hand, I grew up in a very small, very rural community. There, they have been back at school for 2 months (with masks, but full time). At least 3 of the local high schools have had to shut down completely for 2 weeks due to cases of COVID at the schools (these are schools with fewer than 400 students, total, in 9-12).

Like I said, get used to it. It's going to be a regular thing. All the better reason to have a robust hybrid plan in place that allows for distancing learning when students have to be quarantined. Because it's going to happen.

sacjon Nov 02, 2020 01:19 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

LETMEGO - yeah, I see what you mean. I'd prefer an occasional 2-week shut down to the permanent "remote learning" they're doing now. Too many kids are being left behind and losing out on almost a year's worth now of education.

GeneralTree Nov 02, 2020 03:53 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Long Beach school district had an emergency closure as the virus was spreading through the schools. I wish it wasn't this way as I know the kids and everyone else wants the schools to be open. But the projections for the virus spreading during winter and the holidays does not look good. This appears to be a student athlete and seeing the school wasn't open, hopefully the exposure will be minimized.

GeneralTree Nov 02, 2020 04:52 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

Duke - you looked up the number of cases in the district as I didn't post that information. Why didn't you get the school right when you did the research? It has been in national news but maybe you missed it.

dukemunson Nov 02, 2020 05:23 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

I missed it... I’m kinda guessing though that you and I do pretty much everything different in this world... from which pant leg we go in first with to what websites we hit. Kinda doesn’t really feel all that relevant though, wouldn’t you say, what’s happening at a small school district 2500 miles away. Seems, well... completely useless to anything regarding what Kellogg school should do regarding in person education... no?

sbdude Nov 02, 2020 05:32 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

If this happened during the school year, wuld that kid plus every kid on his or her team, and every kid and teacher in every one of the kid's classes would be quarantined? If not, would the school district be liable by allowing exposed students and teachers come into contact with others?

sacjon Nov 02, 2020 06:04 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

Generaltree - the NY schools closed due to a covid spike yes, but it was ALSO "national news" that the spike was not related to any outbreaks at schools. Here's some more info about how wrong the whole school outbreak theory of yours is:

"Public health experts say the uptick probably reflects increasing spread of the virus in the larger community. While many districts require masks and other precautions, some spread in schools is thought to be occurring, too. But experts also say many school-age children who are getting sick may not be getting infected in classrooms." - https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-archive-901fb467cbaf5cd519be2247f0e3983c

"The absence of outbreaks, if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts to return children to classrooms could serve as an influential model for the nation." --- https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/nyregion/schools-coronavirus.html

sacjon Nov 02, 2020 07:19 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

GT - you said the "The Long Beach school district had an emergency closure as the virus was spreading through the schools." - that is wrong. The schools closed due to a spike in numbers, but they weren't caused by any outbreak in the schools or "spreading through the schools." You're just wrong. It's ok. No one thinks any less of you. We've all come to know and love your wildly false statements. Carry on.

Basicinfo805 Nov 02, 2020 07:31 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEWSFLASH: High school kids are STUDENTS not student-athletes, no matter how many sports they play. Student-athlete is a term that's reserved for college players. Let's get real people. The priority has to be on academics, escpeially now. The odds of the average local high school so-called "student-athlete" becoming a pro are very near zero. High school sports could vanish right now and it would really suck for some kids and families but it's HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS. Lettermen's jacket sitting in a closet.

Voice of Reason Nov 03, 2020 08:43 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

Basic, turning pro is not the goal of high school or collegiate athletics. There are numerous critical benefits to kids developing character, morale, mental and physical well being, and social development that are provided by organized sports. I don't think you remember all the valuable life lessons you learned from that jacket hanging in the closet that helped make you who you are today.

Voice of Reason Nov 03, 2020 08:38 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

"record number of children infected" is very misleading, devoid of information, and unfortunately exactly what the media has been doing this entire pandemic. To actually quote the article: "The number of new child COVID-19 cases reported this week, over 61,000, is the highest since the pandemic began. " If there were only 100 child TEST per week in the beginning and 100,000 child TESTS per week now, the numbers "COVID-19 cases reported this week" would certainly be higher. Other significant quotes from the link:
"At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children"
"Children were 0%-0.20% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 16 states reported zero child deaths"
"including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects." - the virus isn't going to cause long-term emotional and mental health effects, our response and continued school closure will certainly.

a-1604440347 Nov 03, 2020 01:52 PM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

You're paltering again with a partial quote. The article states "However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects. "

a-1604420107 Nov 03, 2020 08:15 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

I think it is time to "question" this incubation period since we have massive national testing now, and so much controversy and NEW science. COVID was hiding in us. Didn't show its ugly head until 14 days- more infections if we stay inside? -that was then. It is possible we can test right away and keep testing while using theraputics. . It is also a shorter cycle to recovery (90%plus) . A half a month is too long to shut down anything and reasonable actions like vitamins, masks, etc. can prevent over-reaction. This is so much like a normal flu but requiring immediate therapeutics or it escalates many ways. This means good ole vitamins like AB'sC and D3--even E. No doctor
likes waiting 14 days to help a patient. This is in question now. That was a cause of a death rate.

dukemunson Nov 03, 2020 08:44 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

Ummm..pitmix... that is obviously once again not true!!! You can make a good argument that we still aren’t testing enough (we aren’t) but by every conceivable metric and source... we are testing more on a daily basis than ever before. That is a fact.

PitMix Nov 03, 2020 10:25 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

VOR, DM (same person?), check out https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html. Says that peak testing was done in week 28 (July) and has been declining since then. Never gone over that peak since then. A local peak recently but the average is declining. Trump and his minions (Flo gov) deliberately suppressed testing to get the infected numbers down. Unlike you two, I don't just post my opinions. Try posting links sometime, you might learn to love the truth.

dukemunson Nov 03, 2020 11:09 AM
Santa Barbara High Student Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19

So here is your quote, from this morning:

"there is less testing than ever due to our feckless leader. Since your premise is flawed, your conclusions are invalid."

As per the CDC graph you sent, we're obviously much MUCH higher in testing than we were in March, April, May and June. And while there was a 2 week spike in testing in July up to 28 million, we've gotten up to consistently be between 18 to 25 million since then. So, to circle back to your statement...its obvious BS, and you know it!!!! I do appreciate your continued commitment to posting links that immediately debunk what you just said. It's quite helpful/fun!

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