COVID-19 Campus Updates & Resources


Daily updates will identify confirmed cases by school site to assist families in monitoring the overall health of our school community.

Active Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported in a Rolling 10-Day Period

Updates will be made each weekday by 3:30 p.m.

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School Protocols

Contact Tracing

A “close contact” is defined by the CDC as proximity of 6 feet or less for 15 minutes or more.

Students whose assigned classroom seats are within six feet of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, as well as other known close contacts, will be informed and advised to monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. Family members of the close contact may attend school but should also monitor for symptoms.

Contact tracing for Holy Family students is facilitated in conjunction with Dubuque County Public Health and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA). Please be mindful that the phone number for a contact tracing call may be unfamiliar.


  • If the exposure occurred in a classroom setting, and both individuals were appropriately masked, close contacts will not be required to quarantine, though informed of their option to do so.
  • If the exposure occurred outside of the classroom setting, while either party was un-masked, or when aerosolization may have occurred, the close contact will be required to quarantine from all activities for 10 days.


  • Staff and students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 12 weeks and have since recovered and remain asymptomatic will not be required to quarantine or retest.
  • To confirm re-exposure, documentation of the confirmed COVID-19-positive test, within the previous 12 weeks, will be required.
  • Staff and students who have previously tested positive and develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 10 days and should be clinically evaluated as appropriate.


Learn more about contact tracing from the CDC.

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Evaluating Sick Students and Staff

Adapted from Iowa Department of Education Guidance in consultation with the Holy Family Medical Advisory Task Force

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Conditions for Evaluating Closure and Transition to Virtual Learning

Developed in consultation with the Holy Family Medical Advisory Task Force
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Re-Opening and Transmission Rates

Iowa Department of Education Guidance
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Guidance for Families

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When to Stay Home: Quick Reference

Determining When to Isolate or Quarantine.
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Handling Illness: Next Steps for Parents

A guide for families with a sick child.

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Quarantine: Guidance for Families

My Child was exposed to COVID-19, what's next?

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Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).


Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.


People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.

Where can my family get tested?

In addition to your primary healthcare provider, there are several free COVID-19 testing sites in the Dubuque and surrounding area: