November 9, 2020
Dear Riverdale Community,
Riverdale Local Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We
want to inform you that we have recently received information of two confirmed cases of
COVID-19 in students or staff persons at Riverdale Local Schools. Cleaning and disinfecting
of the exposed locations has been completed.
Riverdale Local Schools will remain open at this time. We are working closely with the
Hancock County Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified
by the health department as a part of COVID-19 investigation.
How You Can Help?
These important tools can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t
live with you must visit your home.
• Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home.
• Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the
Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If
soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that
contain at least 60% alcohol.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue
and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your
sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing
cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.
• Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a
regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with
household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for
the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be
If you have any questions, contact the school at 419-694-2211 ext. 1102 or Hancock county
Health Department at 419-424-7105. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow
the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are
experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.