SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Sioux City Community Schools District (SCCSD) has reported 12 cases of COVID-19 from their students and staff on Friday.
School officials said three students and nine staff that attended school for the week of October 12 through October 16 tested positive for the virus.
There were no school classes moved to emergency response virtual learning or closure during the week.
SCCSD also reported eight buildings with reported COVID-19 positive cases:
- East Middle School
- Educational Service Center
- Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School
- North High School
- North Middle School
- Operations & Maintenance
- Perry Creek Elementary
- Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary
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.
There were 12 cases of COVID-19 reported from their students and staff for the week of October 5 through October 9.