Fifth Case of COVID-19 at Heartland Early Education

SALINA – A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a Salina school.

According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new case was confirmed Friday at Heartland Early Education Center. A total of five cases have now been confirmed at Heartland, according to the district.

Overall, there have now been 39 cases at Salina schools. They are as follows:

  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Lakewood Middle School – October 7, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – October 7, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – October 6, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 5, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – October 5, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – October 5, 2020
  • One positive test at Oakdale Elementary School – October 5, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – October 5, 2020
  • One positive test at Heusner Elementary School – October 3, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Sunset Elementary School –  October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Heusner Elementary School – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Oakdale Elementary School – September 28, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – September 28, 2020
  • One positive test at Lakewood Middle School – September 27, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – September 27, 2020
  • One positive test at Heusner Elementary – September 27, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary – September 27, 2020
  • One positive test at Heusner Elementary – September 25, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education  – September 25, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – September 24, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – September 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Heusner Elementary School – September 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School – September 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – September 22, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – September 21, 2020
  • One positive test at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School – September 20, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – September 20, 2020
  • One positive test at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School – September 17, 2020
  • One positive test at Lakewood Middle School – September 16, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – September 16, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – September 11, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – September 4, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – September 3, 2020

The district is posting any confirmed report of a USD 305 student or staff member with a positive COVID-19 test result, but is not releasing any additional information regarding those individuals.

Once the district learns of a COVID-19 incident they will:

  • Consult with Saline County Health Department (SCHD)
  • Contact trace within Salina Public Schools to determine close contacts
  • Work with the Saline County Health Department to ensure affected individuals and others are notified and given directions
  • Continue enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices
  • Follow any additional recommendations from SCHD
  • They will not include positive test results when there was no exposure at school.

Close contact is defined as anyone who has been closer than 6 feet for longer than 10 cumulative minutes.

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