SCCSD reports 8 positive COVID-19 cases among students, staff over the week

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Sioux City Community Schools District (SCCSD) has reported 8 cases of COVID-19 from their students and staff on Friday.

School officials said five students and three staff that attended school for the week of November 30 through December 4 tested positive for the virus.

The school also reported there were reports of five students and three staff with positive COVID-19 cases during the truncated week of November 23 through November 25.

There were two classrooms moved to emergency response virtual learning or closure during the week. They are the multi-grade classroom at East Middle School and the preschool classroom Morningside STEM Elementary.

SCCSD also reported eight buildings with reported COVID-19 positive cases:

  • Bryant Elementary
  • East High School
  • East Middle School
  • Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary
  • Morningside STEM Elementary
  • Perry Creek Elementary
  • Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary
  • West High School

The school district said for every positive case reported, contract tracing is done in conjunction with Siouxland District Health Department.

A health official from SDHD or school official will notify a close contact to explain they may have been exposed to COVID-19, provide information on symptoms, and encourage them to self-quarantine, if needed, to stop the spread of the virus.

SCCSD mentions only individuals that are identified as close contacts will be notified about the positive cases in the school district.

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