Rossville schools closed Friday due to COVID outbreak

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Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 8:26 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kaw Valley School District has closed two Rossville schools Friday due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

The district said Rossville Junior-Senior High School and Rossville Grade School are the only schools impacted.

According to the Kaw Valley USD 321′s COVID dashboard, as of Dec. 3, Rossville Grade School has 22 students and 5 staff under quarantine. The same report shows 51 students and no staff under quarantine at the Junior/Senior High School.

Kaw Valley USD 321 COVID update, published Dec. 3, 2021.
Kaw Valley USD 321 COVID update, published Dec. 3, 2021.(USD 321)

On a November 19th report the district reported far fewer quarantine cases throughout the Rossville schools. Only 5 grade school students and 2 junior/senior high students were listed under quarantine at that time, and no staff members.

The Nov. 19 report was the last COVID report the district issued prior to Dec. 3.

According to the district, current enrollment is 270 students at Rossville Grade School, 275 students attend the Junior/Senior High.

They said nurses and school employees are contacting parents and students who were determined to be close contacts of the positive cases.

USD 321 also shared in a letter to parents that they have exhausted all of their COVID-19 testing supplies and an order from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment has not arrived. The district said they will not have their Test to Learn/Play program while they await supplies.

They ask anyone with questions to contact the school nurses during school hours.

The district also encourages families to keep their children home when they are sick, wear a mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance, wash or sanitize their hands regularly, talk to a trusted healthcare provider, and get vaccinated if it’s right for them and their child.

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