Coronavirus

SOUTHWEST IOWA — Superintendents in two southwest Iowa school districts reported having confirmed exposures to or cases of COVID-19 among individuals in their districts this week.

Earlier this week, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton School Superintendent Trevor Miller sent out a letter to the community stating that four individuals in the district had been exposed to COVID-19, and were placed in quarantine for 14 days. In the letter he said, district officials “have notified the individuals we know who have been exposed and are using the 14 days quarantine guidance from Public Health for exposure. We are constantly in communication with public health and are following their guidance.”

On Thursday, Riverside School District Superintendent Dr. Tim Mitchell reported that Pottawattamie County Public Health and the school district had confirmed that one student in the middle school/high school building had tested positive for COVID-19, contact and location tracing had been completed by the district and public health “and limited exposure has been determined.”

Any students and staff identified as having primary exposure were notified and the district used CDC mitigation measures to “provide a healthy and safe environment for the students and staff.”