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.
Most staff have now received both vaccinations. Getting vaccinated is encouraged for all staff at the Riverside School District. An informal survey had indicated that 92% of all staff are willing to get vaccinated.
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)-- 62 -- 8.0%
Total Student/Staff Positive COVID-19 Cases (Current)-- 0 -- 0.0 %
Total Student/Staff Absent (Positive/Primary Contact)-- 2 -- 0.3%
Number of Students/Staff that could return this week -- 2
Grade PK-5 -- 8
Grade 6-12 -- 17
We have had a total of four hundred forty-seven (447) 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 (3-22-2021), Pottawattamie County has recorded 7% Positive tests in the last 7 days
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Revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect at least 3 feet between students in classrooms and provide clearer guidance when a greater distance (such as 6 feet) is recommended.
Clarified that ventilation is a component of strategies to clean and maintain healthy facilities.
Removed recommendation for physical barriers.
Clarified the role of community transmission levels in decision-making.
Added guidance on interventions when clusters occur.
Evidence suggests that many K-12 schools that have strictly implemented prevention strategies have been able to safely open for in-person instruction and remain open.
CDC’s K-12 operational strategy presents a pathway for schools to provide in-person instruction safely through consistent use of prevention strategies, including universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.
All schools should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.
Testing to identify individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination for teachers and staff provide additional layers of COVID-19 protection in schools.