Posted Date: 01/13/2021
USD 257 and SEK Multi-County Health Department
RELEASE STATEMENT ON POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
January 13, 2020
Iola-USD 257 was notified today about a positive COVID case at Iola Middle School. In cooperation with the SEKMCHD, tracing protocol has been followed and only individuals in close contact with the student were 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 10 days from the last contact at school.
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 near future.
Mr. Stacey Fager
SEK Multi-County Health Department