BOE COVID UPDATE
Currently there are NO changes to the USD 378 reopening plan.
We still have our doors open five days a week for our students who choose on site learning. We thank our teachers, staff, and students for all your hard work in the success of in person school thus far. With changes occurring rapidly in surrounding communities, please rest assured we will notify staff and parents asap of any changes. We will also post any changes on our website to keep you informed.
Q-Is the district going to remote learning for all students starting November 16th?
- A-No. Parents will receive a notification if there is a change in the learning model.
- B-Currently, we offer a 5 day a week On-site format or Remote Learning format.
Q-Who do I call if my student or someone in the ‘household’ shows symptoms of the virus or
is exposed to someone with the virus?
- A-Riley County Health Department Hotline- (785-323-6400 8 am–10 pm)
- B-This is the number to call with COVID-19 virus symptoms.
Q- Who do I call if I have general questions about COVID-19 virus?
- A-Riley County Health Department General line- (785-587-4526 8 am–5 pm)
Q- What is a good resource to learn about the COVID-19 virus?
- A-Riley County Health Department website- https://www.rileycountyks.gov/286/Health-Department
- B-CDC- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- C-KDHE- https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/
Q-What happens if there is a positive case of COVID-19 in a school or district building? A- If a student or staff member test positive for COVID-19, a general notification will go to the
families and staff in that school/district building. Due to privacy laws, this notification will not
include identifying information about the individual who tests positive, such as name, grade or class.
Through the contact tracing process, if you or your child have been exposed, you will be contacted
individually. Again, due to privacy laws, staff will be unable to provide identifying information about
an individual who tests positive. The district will work closely with the Riley County Health
Department (RCHD) should cases arise in a school to determine next steps. RCHD will
work closely with the district on a case-by-case basis.
Q- How will contact tracing be handled?
A- Contact tracing will be provided by the Riley County Health Department with assistance from USD
378 Riley County Schools’ officials or administration.
Q- What is a close contact?
A- A person is considered a close contact if they were within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive case for
10 minutes or more or if they had exposure to water droplets (contact coughed, sneezed, etc.). Close
contacts must remain in quarantine until they have met the criteria for release from quarantine as set
forth by Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) or Riley County Health Department
Q- Will my student be asked to have their temperature checked each day?
- A-Yes, each student and staff member will take their temperature as he/she enters the building each day.