Four More Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Salina Schools

SALINA – More cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Salina schools.

According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, new cases were confirmed Friday at four Salina elementary schools. The new cases include one at Sunset Elementary School, one at Stewart Elementary School, one at Coronado Elementary School, and one at Heusner Elementary School.

Overall, there have now been 26 cases at Salina schools. They are as follows:

  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Sunset Elementary School –  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 Elem. 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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