SSCSD reports total of 32 positive COVID-19 cases among students, staff

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Sioux City Community School District reported more students and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 for the week..

According to the district, there are 15 reports of positive COVID-19 cases from students and 17 staff that attended school for the week of September 21 through September 25.

During the week, five classes moved to emergency response virtual learning or closures. They are:

  • Hunt A+ Arts Elementary: kindergarten class
  • Hunt A+ Arts Elementary: first-grade class
  • Leeds Elementary: fifth-grade class
  • Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary: multi-grade class
  • Morningside STEM Elementary: third-grade class

They also reported 17 buildings with reported  COVID-19 positive cases:

  • Bryant Elementary
  • Clark Early Childhood Center
  • East High School
  • East Middle School
  • Hunt A+ Arts Elementary School
  • Leeds Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School
  • Morningside STEM Elementary School
  • Nodland Elementary
  • North Middle School
  • North High School
  • Operations and Maintenence
  • Perry Creek Elementary
  • Unity Elementary
  • West High School
  • West Middle School

The school district reporting positive cases of staff and students every Friday

Working with Siouxland District Health, contact tracing has been done for those who tested positive. The affected staff and other close contacts are being asked to self-isolate and take other necessary measures.

Classes will continue for those who have not been identified as close contacts, unless announced otherwise.

Parents and guardians are asked to monitor their children and screen them before going to school. If they are experiencing any of the below COVID-19 symptoms, they are asked to stay home.

  • Fever (at least 100.4°F)
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more on how the Sioux City Community School district is handling COVID-19, click here.

Week ending September 19

The school district announced nine reports of positive COVID-19 cases from students and 17 staff that attended school for the week of September 14 through September 19.

Week ending September 11

The school district announced a second-grade class at Nodland Elementary had moved to virtual learning for two weeks after multiple individuals tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms.

Week ending September 4

According to the district, there are five reports of positive COVID-19 cases from students and seven reports of staff that attended school for the week of August 31 through September 4.

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