Posted Date: 09/09/2020
Dear USD 449 Families,
We have been notified by a family member that their child tested positive for COVID-19. This student is a member of the PRHS Football Team and has not yet attended school. The Leavenworth County Health Department has been notified and has been involved with contact tracing. Families involved have been notified both by the Leavenworth County Health Department as well as school officials.
Per our established protocol, we closed off all areas of the building that the individual used and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the spaces. We have taken the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff. The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, as well as students who have been in contact with this student, will be participating in remote learning until they are cleared to return to school by the Leavenworth County Health Department.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Additional symptoms could include a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities or the Leavenworth County Department of Health.
We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Superintendent of USD #449