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Riverside COVID-19 Update 2-15-2021
Riverside COVID-19 Update 2-15-2021
Tim Mitchell
Monday, February 15, 2021

Riverside will work to notify the community but must protect the confidentiality of their students and staff.  Schools with 5 or few cases we will not provide a specific count, but will 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: 

  • There ARE NO additional students and staff this week placed in quarantine due to primary exposure or testing positive for COVID-19.

  • Total Student/Staff Positive COVID-19 Cases (Since the Beginning of School)--  60  --   7.8%

  • Total Student/Staff Positive COVID-19 Cases (Current)-- 0 --  0.0 %

  • Total Student/Staff Absent (Positive/Primary Contact)-- 0 --  0.0% 

  • Number of Students/Staff that could return this week -- 0 

  • Remote Learners:  

    • Grade PK-5 --   8

    • Grade 6-12 --   17

  • We have had a total of four hundred thirty-nine (439) students and staff since the beginning of the year that have been out and most have returned to school.

  • Total Count 

    • Student (approx.) 640

    • Staff Count (approx.) 128

  • 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 will continue implementing strict mitigation protocols.  

Riverside Update on Governor Proclamation--Effective February 7, 2021

As of today (2-15-2021), Pottawattamie County is 9% positive-14 day average.  

You can access this information at: 

%  Positive Analysis - Public School District Summary

Vaccination Update:

Pottawattamie County Public Health hosted a Closed POD (Point of Dispensing) at the MidAmerican Center for Priority Group 1B. Many Riverside staff were able to receive the first vaccination.  More are scheduled for upcoming PODs.  Getting vaccinated is encouraged for all staff at the Riverside School District.  An informal survey has indicated that 92% of all staff are willing to get vaccinated.  

 CDC Guidance--Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.

  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

The following documents will help answer some of the questions you may have about how decisions are made related to quarantine and keeping schools open.

When to Quarantine

Evaluating Students & Staff

Community Spread