As we continue to navigate the unprecedented challenges with COVID-19, it gives me great comfort to know that we have a district full of talented staff, students, and a tremendously supportive community and parents. We have and will continue to get through this together. COVID-19 updates and information will be posted on this page as well as other social media and communication platforms.
Once the district receives confirmation that a student or staff member in USD 289 has tested positive for COVID-19 the new case will be added to the dashboard below. The district is in contact with the Franklin County Health Department regarding positive COVID-19 cases. If a student is determined to be a close contact the student/family will be notified. If a staff member is determined to be a close contact, they will be notified as well.
USD 289 takes the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously and we will continue to work with health officials to continue to protect the health and safety of all students and staff in the best way possible. We encourage parents to continue to encourage all family members to practice good hygiene and virus prevention practices.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 or possible symptoms, exposure, etc., please contact the Franklin County Health Department at 785-229-3530.
Per the board-approved USD 289 Plan for Safe Return (shown below), masks are recommended for staff and students. If 3% of USD 289 students/staff are positive at any one time, a district-wide mask mandate will be in effect for two weeks and until we are below the 3% threshold.
Below is a dashboard of active COVID-19 cases and % positives involving USD 289 students and staff. The percent positives reflect the percentage of active cases compared to total students/staff in the building or district.