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Riverside COVID-19 Update 4-21-2021
Riverside COVID-19 Update 4-21-2021
Tim Mitchell
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Riverside will work to notify the community but must protect the confidentiality of their students and staff.  Each week the district will provide a Community Update. 

Riverside COVID-19 Guidelines

Riverside Community School District can confirm: 

  • There ARE 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)--  63  --   8.2%

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

  • Total Student/Staff Absent (Positive/Primary Contact)-- 6 --  0.8% 

  • Number of Students/Staff that could return this week -- 1 

  • Remote Learners:  

    • Grade PK-5 --   8

    • Grade 6-12 --   17

  • We have had a total of four hundred sixty-one (461) students and staff since the beginning of the year that have been out and ALL 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.  

As of today (4-21-2021), Pottawattamie County has recorded 6% Positive tests in the last 7 days

You can access this information at:

COVID-19 in Iowa-Positive Case Analysis 

NEW-Who needs to quarantine? 

People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19---excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past three months or who are fully vaccinated.

CDC recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom settings:

  • In elementary schools, CDC recommends all students remain at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal — regardless of whether community transmission is low, moderate, substantial, or high. Use of Cohorting is acceptable as a mitigation tool.

  • In middle and high schools, CDC also recommends students should be at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal and in communities where transmission is low, moderate, or substantial.

CDC continues to recommend at least 6 feet of distance:

  • Between adults in the school building and between adults and students.

  • In common areas, such as school lobbies and auditoriums.

  • When masks can’t be worn, such as when eating.

  • During activities when increased exhalation occurs, such as singing, shouting, band practice, sports, or exercise. These activities should be moved outdoors or to large, well-ventilated spaces whenever possible.

  • In community settings outside of the classroom.

Vaccines are an important tool to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.