Covid-19 Updates Pittsburg Community Schools

COVID-19 UPDATES

BUILDING MASK STATUS

In cooperation with the Crawford County Health Department, Pittsburg Community Schools will move to the Mask Optional Gating Criteria effective Monday, October 4, 2021. See the full Mask Optional Gating Criteria here.

Crawford County Health Department officials and district administration will meet weekly to discuss current data that is used to determine if the mask-optional opportunity is available for each building.  Following this meeting, a communication will be sent directly to parents through SwiftReach updated on the table below.

Mask Optional - All of the benchmarks have been met on the Gating Criteria for a school building.

Mask Required - One or more of the benchmarks have NOT been met on the Gating Criteria for a school building.

WEEK OF: 10/25-10/29
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Building

George Nettels Elementary

Lakeside Elementary

Meadowlark Elementary

Westside Elementary

Pittsburg Community Middle School

Pittsburg High School

Mask Status

Mask Optional

Mask Optional

Mask Optional

Mask Optional

Mask Optional

Mask Optional

Current Mask Gating Criteria Data

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Category

Benchmark

Numbers at time of decision: 10/15/21

1
County incident rate

<40 Cases per week

28 cases

2
Trend in County incidence rate

Stable or decreasing over two weeks

Stable or decreasing

3
Local / referring
hospital capacity

20% or greater with regional referring capacity

Greater than 20%

4
Student/Staff absenteeism

Less than 3% absences related to COVID-19 in the educational building.

Less than 3% in all buildings

Staff and students will still be required to wear a mask on any form of school transportation. This includes extracurricular activities, field trips, etc.

Individuals/families that choose to continue to wear masks even during a possible mask optional phase are encouraged to do so.

COVID-19 INCIDENTS

All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to USD 250 will be posted to this page. Once the district learns of a COVID-19 incident the following steps will be followed:

  • Isolate individuals if present

  • Consult with Local Health Officers

  • Clean and treat any affected areas

  • Contact trace within USD 250 to determine close contacts

  • Immediately notify anyone determined as a high-risk close contact

  • Notify anyone who may have been in proximity

  • Advise of any required self-quarantine

  • Follow any additional recommendations from CHCSEK

In October 2021, the Crawford County Health Department released new guidelines for defining a high-risk close contact based on the new Mask-Optional gating criteria change. Please see the release linked below for more information.

Below is a list of all confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to USD 250. This information will be updated at the end of each week. Previous month logs are also linked below the incident table.

October 2021

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INCIDENT

No Incidents

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact

1 students identified as a positive, unknown expsoure

4 students identified as a high-risk close contact, in school exposure

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

1 staff member identified as a positive, exposure unknown

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

2 students identified as high-risk close contact, outside of school exposure

1 student identified as a high-risk close contact, exposure outside of school

DATE

10/1/21

10/5/21

10/6/21

10/6/21

10/6/21

10/6/21

10/7/21

10/11/21

10/19/21

10/19/21

10/21/21

10/21/21

BUILDING

District Wide

Lakeside

PHS

PHS

PCMS

PHS

Transportation

Lakeside

Westside

PCMS

PHS

PCMS

AT HOME SCREENING

The district asks for the cooperation of families when sending students to school. We ask that parents and students go through the following screening process before leaving your home. 

Is child fever free (less than 100.4 without the use of medications)?

If not, child should seek medical care in order to return to school.

Is your child free from all of the following symptoms?

Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?

Has your child had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

If so, please follow all health department or physician ordered quarantining directions.

Does your child have their mask to wear to school?


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