January 26, 2021
Dear Neosho Rapids Families,
Today, the Southern Lyon County USD 252 was notified by the Lyon County Health Department that a student in 4th Grade at Neosho Rapids Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19.
Per our established protocol, we are in contact with the Lyon County Department of Health and will take the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff. The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to school for at least 10 days.
We have worked hard to maintain all of our COVID protocols and mitigation strategies throughout the school year. Unfortunately, in this particular situation, we were not able to guarantee that the students in the classroom were not possibly exposed; therefore, several students will have to quarantine through the health department and will attend class remotely.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as 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 Lyon 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.
Douglas Hes, Neosho Rapids Elementary
Southern Lyon County USD 252