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 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
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.
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
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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.