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 14-Day Period
Updates will be made each weekday by 3:30 p.m.
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Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 16.0% (14-day average)
Source: Dubuque County Public Health
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.
Contact tracing for Holy Family students is currently 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.
- 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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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.