Three New Cases of COVID-19 Reported at Salina Schools

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.

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