We understand that there is a great deal of talk and concern about Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). We want to assure you that we have been and will continue to be working closely with Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) regarding the potential for this virus in our area. JCPH receives its information directly from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of February 27, 2020, IDPH has stated that there are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Iowa and the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is low.
Our priority is to keep students and staff safe while at school. Should COVID-19 become present in our community, we will follow the guidance from JCPH Disease Prevention Specialists regarding necessary protection and prevention measures for students and staff. The District has an infectious disease response plan in place should the need rise to this level.
We want to assure families and staff that we are following the situation closely and will continue to provide updates if and when new information becomes available from JCPH, IDPH, or the CDC. If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please contact JCPH at (319) 356-6040.