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COVID-19 Media Release

COVID-19 Media Release 

We regret to inform you that we currently have 2 people in our buildings who have tested positive for COVID-19.  Today we identified 22 students and 2 personnel as close contacts.  Up to this point all of the contacts have been with positive cases outside the district. Thanks to the diligent "contact tracing" of Mrs. LaDonna Franks, the principals and teachers, we were able to identify the students who were in contact with the people who tested positive and they are all quarantined.  

We have been in contact with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Health weekly and sometimes daily regarding our district and community status.  Their recommendations are consistent across the state, continue with face to face instruction if at all possible and base decisions on district data.  My conversation with DESE this evening gleaned the same recommendation.

It is unfortunate, however, we all knew this would happen sooner or later.  I know I've said it in the past but thank you again for understanding and being patient.  This school year is going to be a trying time for everyone.  On the other hand, I know this community will do everything possible to work together in preventing the spread of this virus.  If we err, I hope it will be on the side of caution.  

Remember to social distance, wear your face mask and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

Thank you,

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District