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.
A Riverside student who attended Prom on Saturday April 17, 2021 did test positive for COVID-19. Students identified as a close contact were quarantined. Many of those students will return to school by the end of this week.
We were notified today (4/26/2021) that another student has tested positive for COVID-19 and we will be working to establish potential additional students who will be placed in quarantine.
If your student shows any COVID-19 symptoms please notify the school and keep them home from school
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)-- 66 -- 8.6%
Total Student/Staff Positive COVID-19 Cases (Current)-- 3 -- 0.4 %
Total Student/Staff Absent (Positive/Primary Contact)-- 12 -- 1.5%
Number of Students/Staff that could return this week -- 12
Grade PK-5 -- 8
Grade 6-12 -- 17
We have had a total of four hundred eighty-two (482) students and staff since the beginning of the year that have been out and ALL have returned to school.
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 (4-26-2021), Pottawattamie County has recorded 7% Positive tests in the last 7 days
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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.
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.