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.

Rolling 14-day Reported COVID-19 Cases by Campus

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

Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 12.9% (14-day average)

Source: Dubuque County Public Health

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 required to quarantine for 14 days. Family members of the close contact may attend school but should monitor for symptoms.

RE-EXPOSURE

  • 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 14 days and should be clinically evaluated as appropriate.
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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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Self-Isolation

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

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.

Re-Exposure

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: