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Covid-19-Information

In an effort to keep students, staff, parents, and the entire community aware of how COVID-19 is impacting our district, we plan to share information every Friday, while still protecting the privacy of those affected. Please note, this is a work in progress and our district will make adjustments and improvements accordingly.

The information below reflects the total positive cases for the two most recent weeks.

Total Positive Cases   Nov 26- Dec 2 
Level Student Total  Staff Total
Elementary
(7 school buildings)
38  Fewer than 6
Intermediate Schools
(2 school buildings)
12  Fewer than 6
 Middle Schools
(2 school buildings)
Fewer than 6 0
High School
(1 school building)
13  Fewer than 6
Other Staff N/A  Fewer than 6

 

Total Positive Cases   Nov 19- Nov 25

(Thanksgiving Break)

Level Student Total  Staff Total
Elementary
(7 school buildings)
6  Fewer than 6
Intermediate Schools
(2 school buildings)
8  Fewer than 6
 Middle Schools
(2 school buildings)
Fewer than 6 0
High School
(1 school building)
Fewer than 6 0
Other Staff N/A 0

 

*Due to confidentiality, any level with fewer than six cases can not be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff.

*Last updated 12/3/21 at 9:50 AM

Frequently Asked Questions as provided by the Iowa Department of Education.

Is the individual diagnosed with COVID-19 continuing to come to school and participate in school activities while still positive? For the positive cases that we are made aware of, those students are REQUIRED to stay home for their 10 days from either start of symptoms or the date of a positive test (whichever comes first). 

What is the procedure for people who test positive for COVID-19? Our procedures for positive individuals are based on guidance from the Linn County Health Dept. as well as the Iowa Department of Public Health.  We require the positive case to stay home for 10 days and for in-home exposures to be excluded from school for 14 days. These cases are all discussed on an individual basis with those families affected. For those families that make us aware of their students’ testing, it is highly encouraged the student not return until the test is completed.

What if people have COVID symptoms but have to wait for, in this case, one whole week, before they get the results? For families that notify us of “COVID-like” symptoms, it is encouraged they get a test, but not required like it was last year. It is also encouraged they stay home until they receive their results.

Can they continue to come to school and work/ learn and participate in school activities? For positive cases and in-home exposures, they are required to stay home for their set days (either 10 or 14).

How will my child keep up with school work?  All assignments will be available in Schoology.

Information on Testing Options for Families 

Important Notes:

  • Data is updated weekly. The reporting date is noted above to help limit confusion.
  • Isolation is used to separate individuals who are diagnosed positive with COVID-19 from others who are not infected. If a person is diagnosed positive with COVID-19, they are asked to self-isolate.