Riverside will work to notify the community but must protect the confidentiality of their students and staff. Schools with 5 or few cases should not provide a specific count, but can only confirm there are cases within the school population. Each week the district will provide a Community Update.
Pottawattamie County Public Health and Riverside Community School District can confirm:
Less than Five (5) students have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year.
No staff have been confirmed positive.
No new students or staff positive COVID-19 cases have been reported this week.
There were additional students this week placed in quarantine due to primary exposure in the community.
No students or staff members with major symptoms or a Positive COVID-19 diagnosis are attending school or will be allowed to attend school or participate in activities.
We are implementing strict mitigation protocols.
We have no evidence of school, or activities spread of COVID-19 all cases have been attributed to been community spread.
All students who tested positive have completed quarantine, been cleared by Public Health to return to school and are asymptomatic.
As of today (10-9-2020), Pottawattamie County is 12.3% positive-14 day average. That indicates that we will provide Traditional Face to Face/Hybrid Instruction with the options for parents to request approval for Remote Learning.
You can access this information at: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/p...
In addition, the Iowa Department of Public Health released New Guidance last week regarding COVID-19 exposure and whether or not those in close contact need to quarantine.
Decision points are at:
0-5% None to Minimal
6-14% Minimal to Moderate-Where we are at now
15-20% Substantial Controlled
>20% Substantial Uncontrolled
Decisions are based on the %, student and staff absenteeism and in collaboration with local and state Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education.
Please find the COVID-19 Page on our website for all information concerning guidance, protocols, and planning.