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Riverside School District Confirms Exposure to COVID-19
Riverside School District Confirms Exposure to COVID-19
Tim Mitchell
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Riverside Community School District administration was notified of a potential COVID-19 exposure on Sunday August 2, 2020.  This morning (Tuesday August 4, 2020) Pottawattamie County Public Health confirmed that a Riverside student has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Riverside facilities utilized by the student were closed on Monday August 3, 2020 for deep cleaning and disinfecting per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. Riverside notified public health, identified potential close contact students and staff, requested quarantine of potentially exposed students and staff and provided Pottawattamie Public Health potential close contacts for followup. Following the guidance from the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health released last week, the student will not be allowed to return to school until after 24 hours with no fever and symptoms improving and 10 days since symptoms started.  Any potential student or staff member that is determined to have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) can not return to school for 14 days from the last contact with the student. Riverside facilities have now reopened and programming has continued. Any questions can be directed to Tim Mitchell, Superintendent, 712-484-2212 or tmitchell@riverside.k12.ia.us.