Incident Notifications


We will notify students’ parents/guardians and employees whenever there is a positive COVID-19 case at their school. If a student’s exposure to a student or employee who has tested positive meets the Department of Health’s requirements for mandated precautionary quarantine, parents/guardians will be immediately advised; the same notification will be made to employees who meet these requirements. A precautionary quarantine does not mean that an employee or student is sick or will become sick, but is a Department of Public Health mandated practice, to best ensure the safety of the student or employee, as well as those teaching and learning around them.

Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 must not return to school until they meet the Kansas Board of Education (KBOE) guidelines for returning to school.

Additionally, students and staff must not come to school with a fever of 100.4 or higher, and must not come to school until they have been fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medication, for 72 hours.

Quarantine FAQ:

• Who is required to quarantine?
  Any person that is considered a close contact to a person that tested positive for COVID-19.

• What is a close contact?
  A close contact is any person who was within 6 feet of the person with COVID-19 for 10 consecutive minutes or more.

• How long is quarantine?
  Quarantine is 10 days, beginning the day after contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19.

• Is there any way to shorten quarantine?
  Yes. If the person in quarantine does not develop any symptoms, he or she is eligible to have a PCR test completed on day 6 of quarantine. If this test is negative, he or she may return on day 8.

• Can a rapid COVID-19 test or antibody testing be used to shorten quarantine?
  No. Only PCR testing will allow a shortened quarantine period.

• Is there any time that a person would not need to quarantine?
  Yes. A person who is not having symptoms would not have to quarantine with one of the following pieces of documentation:
    Documentation of a positive COVID-19 test within the last 6 months .
    Documentation from a medical provider at the time of illness that the person is presumptively positive for COVID-19. This illness must have occurred within the last 6 months.


The county is now checking for variants of the COVID virus. If a person who has tested positive is found to have a variant, close contacts will need to quarantine for 14 days. They are not eligible for the shortened 10 day quarantine period or the early release with testing on day 6. Those who are 2 weeks out from completing their covid vaccination series, provided that the vaccine was in the last 6 months, or those who have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months, will not need to quarantine unless symptomatic.

All COVID-19 positive case notifications are listed below.


Information for Parents About COVID-19 Communication

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Parent Notification


Close Contact Determination

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Parent Notification