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Riverside COVID-19 Exposure & Quarantine  Update  4-22-2021
Riverside COVID-19 Exposure & Quarantine Update 4-22-2021
Tim Mitchell
Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Riverside student who attended Prom on Saturday April 17, 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19. Those students (16 total) who have  been identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) have been quarantined. 

If any other students are identified with symptoms or test positive the district will quarantine those students and also those students in close contact per Iowa Department of Health Guidelines. If your student, who attended Prom, shows any COVID-19 symptoms please notify the school and keep them home from school

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 3 months or those who are fully vaccinated

Length of Quarantine:

Pottawattamie County Public Health makes the final decisions about how long quarantine should last. Options they will consider include stopping quarantine

  • After day 10 without testing

  • After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)

After stopping quarantine, you should

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.

  • If your students have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact the school.

  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are working with Pottawattamie Public Health to keep our school district and community safe.

We adhere to strict mitigation protocols at school (Face Covering Mandate, Social Distancing and Hand Sanitizing) and will continue to for the entire school year

Thank you for understanding, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19.  We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. 

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact:

Riverside School District:

Timothy Mitchell, Superintendent 712-484-2212 tmitchell@riverside.k12.ia.us

Nick Kroon, Grade 6-12  Principal 712-482-6464 nkroon@riversdie.k12.ia.us

Meredith Martens, Nurse 712-482-6296 mmartens@riverside.k12.ia.us