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    MCSD COVID-19 Dashboard Announcement

    Muscatine Community School Disctrict (MCSD)
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    October 28th 2020 

    The Muscatine Community School District has been committed to being transparent with regards to communicating about COVID-19 cases. Starting this afternoon, updates will be available to you 24/7 via the ‘COVID-19 Dashboard’ found on our ‘Return to Learn’ website or by clicking here. Due to the increased number of positive cases in Muscatine County, we strongly feel this approach is best moving forward. Thus, we will no longer be continuing to send out building wide communication each time a positive case is reported. 

    What will not change is our current method of communicating if your student was possibly exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. Should that happen you will receive a phone call from your school’s nurse with that notification and steps to take. Our principals will also continue to communicate positive cases to the staff in their buildings. 

    It is important to note (as stated on the ‘Return to Learn’ website) that school will continue to be remain in-person until “there is a 15-20% positivity rate in a county on average over the past 14 days AND 10% absenteeism among students, districts can request approval from the Iowa Department of Education to close a school building or a district for up to 14 days.” 

    Please also note that currently, buildings that are at the (or above the) 10% absenteeism rate those numbers include students who are quaratining that are expected to be back in-person within the next few days. Lastly, it is important to remind you that in order to ever have a school building go virtual a request has to be made to the Iowa Department of Education and it is not guaranteed that they would approve such a request. 

    Muscatine Community School District will continue to monitor new cases of COVID-19, the 14 day positivity rate and absenteeism rate(s) in our buildings and provide that information via the ‘Return to Learn’ website. In addition, we will continue to reinforce the COVID-19 guidelines previously put in place that include; requiring face coverings when social distancing is not possible. Along with our nightly cleaning protocols of all classrooms and high touch areas while also encouraging thorough hand washing to help stop the spread of this communicable disease. 

    Once again we thank you for your patience and trust as we continue to navigate these challenging times together. Our ultimate goal is to remain transparent and honest with our communication with all of you while also protecting the privacy of the individuals. 

    Sincerely, 

    Muscatine Community School District Admin Team 

     

    28 de octubre de 2020

    El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Muscatine se ha comprometido a ser transparente con respecto a la comunicación sobre los casos de COVID-19. A partir de esta tarde, las actualizaciones estarán disponibles las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana a través del “Panel de control COVID-19” que se encuentra en nuestro sitio web “Regreso al Aprendizaje” o haciendo clic aquí. Debido al aumento en el número de casos positivos en el condado de Muscatine, creemos firmemente que es mejor seguir adelante con este enfoque. Por lo tanto, ya no continuaremos enviando una comunicación amplia cada vez que se informe un caso positivo.

    Lo que no cambiará es nuestro método actual de comunicación si su estudiante posiblemente estuvo expuesto a una persona que dio positivo por COVID-19. Si eso sucede, recibirá una llamada telefónica de la enfermera de su escuela con esa notificación y los pasos a seguir. Nuestros directores también continuarán comunicando casos positivos al personal en sus edificios.

    Es importante tener en cuenta (como se indica en el sitio web ‘Regreso al Aprendizaje’) que la escuela seguirá estando en persona hasta que “haya una tasa de positividad del 15-20% en un condado en promedio durante los últimos 14 días Y 10 % de ausentismo entre los estudiantes, los distritos pueden solicitar la aprobación del Departamento de Educación de Iowa para cerrar un edificio escolar o un distrito por hasta 14 días “.

    Tenga en cuenta también que actualmente, los edificios que están en la tasa de ausentismo del 10% (o por encima de la), esas cifras incluyen a los estudiantes que están en cuarentena y que se espera que vuelvan en persona en los próximos días. Por último, es importante recordarle que para que un edificio escolar se vuelva virtual, se debe hacer una solicitud al Departamento de Educación de Iowa y no se garantiza que aprobarían dicha solicitud.

    El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Muscatine continuará monitoreando nuevos casos de COVID-19, la tasa de positividad de 14 días y la (s) tasa (s) de absentismo en nuestros edificios y proporcionará esa información a través del sitio web “Regreso al Aprendizaje”. Además, continuaremos reforzando las pautas de COVID-19 implementadas previamente que incluyen; requiriendo cubrirse la cara cuando el distanciamiento social no es posible. Junto con nuestros protocolos de limpieza nocturna de todas las aulas y áreas de alto contacto, al mismo tiempo que fomentamos el lavado minucioso de las manos para ayudar a detener la propagación de esta enfermedad contagiosa. 

    Una vez más, le agradecemos su paciencia y confianza mientras seguimos navegando juntos en estos tiempos difíciles. Nuestro objetivo final es permanecer transparentes y honestos en nuestra comunicación con todos ustedes, al mismo tiempo que protegemos la privacidad de las personas.

    Sinceramente,

    Equipo de Administración del Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Muscatine

     

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