SALINA – A second case of COVID-19 was confirmed Monday at a Salina elementary school and at a Salina high school, while another Salina high school has confirmed its first case.
According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, a second case was confirmed Sunday at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School, and also at Salina Central High School. A case was confirmed Monday at Salina South High School, the first at that school.
Last week on Friday a case was confirmed at Meadowlark, and back on September 4, a case was confirmed at Central.
Overall, there have now been nine cases at Salina schools. They include:
- 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.
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 10cumulative minutes.