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Dr. Calvin on Minetto events 3/2

March 2, 2023
Dear Minetto Elementary families,
I am writing to inform you of an incident at Minetto Elementary School today, Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Throughout the course of the day, six students and one staff member developed a minor rash on their skin.
As is normal protocol with concerns such as these and to get answers as quickly as possible, specialists including the local fire department, sheriff and a hazardous materials team were called in to analyze the area. After air quality and metering tests, and learning that no drilling or chemical spray occurred during capital project work today, the team of specialist determined there was no environmental issues that caused the events.
Because the staff member and students began experiencing symptoms around the same time, it is thought to more likely be an allergic reaction or viral infection.
The building was under a hold-in-place while investigators worked, leading to students being dismissed later than usual and a later bus run.
The students affected have been released to their parents, and we have encouraged them to be seen by their medical physicians as soon as possible.
Should any parents notice their children are developing rash-like symptoms, they should consult their child’s pediatrician or primary care doctor. If you have further questions, please reach out to Minetto Elementary Principal Jennifer Sullivan.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Mathis Calvin III
OCSD Superintendent
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