Rooks County School Districts’ Update - September 10, 2021
As we begin the new school year, we want to share information with you from our Rooks County Administrative Team. Districts in our county are participating in a weekly meeting to review the current health data, consider the overall situation in the county, consult with local health experts and discuss the plans for each of our districts. We plan to send out an informational message each week on Friday afternoon.
Our decision is based on a relatively low positive testing rate in the county and a decreasing rate of new cases in the county over the last several days. We currently have 11 active cases of COVID-19 in the county, with a 2 week positivity rate of 20.5% as of 9/4/2021. Unfortunately, we are seeing younger students this year who are testing positive with COVID. Since school started, we have had 6 students and 1 staff member with positive COVID tests in the county.
Each week we will review this information and other metrics, including hospital capacity and number of new cases in our county, to determine if we are able to continue in-person learning.
We will continue to monitor the data closely and provide another update next Friday. Please feel free to contact school administration directly if you have any questions about the information.