Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Update - September 1, 2021

Dear Springfield Platteview Community,

Springfield Platteview Community Schools (SPCS) and Sarpy/Cass Health Department continue to work together on the process and protocols for student/staff exposures to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. We plan to follow the guidance provided by the State Health Department as they make suggestions that best fit the situation as cases evolve. Below are the communications and protocols that we will follow at this time. Please note that we will not send out a school-wide email with every positive case.

First Direct Exposure: (notification sent via email)

We will ask students and staff identified as having an initial exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 to closely monitor for the development of symptoms for up to 14 days following the last date of exposure. If students or staff develop symptoms during this time, we ask that they stay home, contact their health provider for COVID testing, and notify the district.

Second Direct Exposure: (notification sent via email)

We will ask students and staff identified as having a second exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 to closely monitor for the development of symptoms. We will recommend masks for those students and staff that are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination for up to 14 days following the last date of exposure. For students who are not eligible (at this time younger than 12 years of age), we will require masks for up to 14 days following the last date of exposure. If students or staff develop symptoms during this time, we ask that they stay home, contact their health provider for COVID testing and notify the district.

Third Direct Exposure - Or Any Subsequent Cases: (notification sent via email)

SPCS will follow the guidance of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for subsequent cases within a classroom or group.

We develop letters on a case-by-case basis.

Additional SPCS Guidance:

SPCS will continue to consult with state and local health officials, metro-area school districts, statewide leaders, and other officials to guide our approach/plan as we go through the school year. As you know, SPCS may have to make adjustments to all parts of the plan, if needed, to meet specific challenges faced by our schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Please know SPCS will remain focused on the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to be here and help support you in any way we can.

Best Regards,
Dr. Ryan Saunders
Superintendent

Tracking COVID-19 Cases

Dear Springfield Platteview Community,

A new chart that tracks the total number of COVID-19 cases since August 23, 2021, is available on our website. Click on the total cases link to the left of this page for weekly totals. These cases are added once per week and only reflect newly reported cases at the time of the chart update. Individual active cases typically last for ten days after the first positive test.

      Best Regards,

      Dr. Ryan Saunders
      Superintendent

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