COVID-19 Then and Now 10-5-2020

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.

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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:

  1. 0-5%  None to Minimal

  2. 6-14% Minimal to Moderate-Where we are at now

  3. 15-20% Substantial Controlled

  4. >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.