Three New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed at Salina Schools

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

According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, the new cases included one confirmed Monday at Oakdale Elementary School and two confirmed Tuesday at Central High School. It is the fourth confirmed case at Oakdale and the tenth and eleventh confirmed cases at Central since the beginning of September.

Overall, there have now been 85 cases at Salina schools since September 3. They are as follows:

  • One positive test at Central High School – November 10, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – November 10, 2020
  • One positive test at Oakdale Elementary School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – November 9, 2020
  • One positive test at Oakdale Elementary School – November 8, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – November 6, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – November 6, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – November 6, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – November 5, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – November 4, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – November 4, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – November 3, 2020
  • One positive test at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School – November 3, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – November 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Lakewood Middle School – November 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – November 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – November 2, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – October 31, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 30, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 30, 2020
  • One positive test at Schilling Elementary School – October 30, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 29, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 29, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 28, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 27, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart High School – October 23, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – October 23, 2020
  • One positive test at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Sunset Elementary School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Coronado Elementary School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Stewart Elementary School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – October 22, 2020
  • One positive test at Cottonwood Elementary School – October 20, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – October 20, 2020
  • One positive test at South Middle School – October 19, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – October 14, 2020
  • One positive test at Central High School – October 13, 2020
  • One positive test at Lakewood Middle School – October 13, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – October 13, 2020
  • One positive test at Heartland Early Education Center – October 13, 2020
  • One positive test at South High School – October 13, 2020
  • 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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