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Covid 19 Communication

Iowa Department of Public Health

WHAT'S THE SCHOOL'S ROLE IN COMMUNICATING  POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS? 

  1. Notify local public health department
  2. Identify close contacts and quarantine exposed students and staff 
  3. Notify appropriate school administration, families and staff (without identifying the COVID-19 case)
  4. Provide Public Health with list of close contacts. 

WHAT IS A CLOSE CONTACT? 

Individuals who've been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with a positive COVID-19 case during the infectious period. Contact may occur in a classroom, lunchroom, free period, during transportation to or from school, at practices or games, and during extracurricular activities. 

WHAT WILL WE COMMUNICATE? 

  • We will report a general account of positive tests of students or staff. Students and staff members who have been identified as close contacts will be contacted. 
  • If a student is identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive the building administrator or school nurse will inform the classroom teacher that the student will be absent for a period set to end on a given date, and that homework can be prepared as best as possible for the child during that time. 
POSITIVE UPDATES:
2 students positive and in quarantine
36 students recovered positive and out of quarantine
1 staff positive and in quarantine
17 staff recovered positive and out of quarantine

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