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 COVID

Click the links below to view information on Covid-19.

Covid-19 Illness Checker/Symptoms

St. Athanasius Catholic School Covid-19 Mitigation and Prevention Plan 2021-2022, dated 8/12/2021

Iowa Department of Education Guidance for Schools updated 1/6/2022

Of particular note:

  • Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.

  • Isolation (For those testing positive for COVID or presumed positive (symptomatic after an known exposure)

    • Students, staff, and volunteers who test positive for COVID may return to school after five days of isolation IF they are asymptomatic AND they wear a mask for the next five days (days 6-10).                                           (Note: to remove mask, they must be sitting 6 feet from others during lunch.)

    • If a student, staff member, or volunteer isn't able to wear a mask, the isolation requirement remains 10 days.

    • Anyone with a fever must still stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours.

  • Quarantine (For those exposed to a COVID-positive individual)

    • In Iowa, quarantining continues to be left to a family to determine.  Please consult your family doctor or refer to the CDC guidance located here:  CDC Covid guidance

  • Iowa Public Health Departments (Black Hawk & Buchanan Counties) no longer conduct contact tracing, therefore we are not able to notify families of Covid-19 exposures that occur at school.

​As of 2/4/2022, we have less then 5 positive Covid-19 cases or individuals with symptoms waiting for test results in the school.  Information about state and county positivity rates can be found here:  https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts