Posted Date: 11/17/2020
USD 257 and SEK Multi-County Health Department
RELEASE STATEMENT ON POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
November 17, 2020
Today, Iola-USD 257 was notified that a staff member at Lincoln Elementary and a staff member at Iola High School have tested positive for COVID-19. In cooperation with the SEKMCHD we are following tracing protocol and only individuals in close contact with the staff members will be notified.
The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and any close contacts will not be allowed to return to school for at least 14 days from the last contact with the individual.
Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities or the SEKMCHD.
The district is closely monitoring this situation and will notify families if any additional actions need to be taken in the future.
Mr. Stacey Fager
SEK Multi-County Health Department