COVID Communication

  • The safety of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority. This page has been designed to keep our parents and community aware of the latest information regarding our response to COVID-19. It shows the number of new positive cases and quarantines for students and staff for the week. 
     
    To report a positive COVID case in the evening or weekend, use the link below.
     

Dashboard Details

  • We update this dashboard each Monday with district-wide data from Monday through Sunday.

    In order to better protect privacy, we will combine students and staff together and we will list districtwide data.

    We have 1,742 students as in-person learners.

    We have 302 staff members in Harrisonville, not including substitutes. We will only include substitutes if there is an issue while they are in one of our buildings.

    Our numbers will include students and staff members who were exposed outside of our school or facility. 

Historical Data

Procedures & Definitions

  • Our COVID Procedure
    The district is notified of a confirmed positive case by a parent or the Cass County Health Department or self-report by a staff member.

    To report a positive case during school hours, please contact the school nurse.

    ECC - 380-4421, ext. 2230
    HES - 380-4131, ext. 3230
    McEowen- 380-4545, ext. 4230
    HMS - 380-7654, ext. 5230
    HHS - 380-3273, ext. 6230
    CCC - 380-3253, ext. 7301

    To report a positive case in the evening or on the weekend, please complete this form - COVID Notification Form.


    The building contact tracing team works together to identify close contacts. Per the Centers for Disease Control - a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 2 days before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

    The building will notify parents of any students who are determined to be a close contact through a personal telephone call.  Those students will need to quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.

    The district will send a building-wide email to all staff & parents in that school.  The information will also be posted on that building's website.

    The COVID Dashboard will be updated weekly on Monday afternoon with new Confirmed Cases and new Quarantines for the week.  Please keep in mind that some quarantines are due to exposure in school and other quarantines are due to exposure outside of school.  The historical graph will also be updated.

     

    Definitions
    PositiveA person is considered positive for COVID when a coronavirus test comes back positive from a physician or a testing service. When a person tests positive, they go into a status known as “isolation.” Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a person stays in isolation, meaning the person needs to stay home with as little contact with others as possible, generally for a period of 10 days.  

    Presumed Positive - A person who has symptoms and has been exposed to a confirmed positive. This individual should be treated the same as a positive test result for contact tracing and isolation purposes. 

    Quarantine - Close contact with a positive person (most commonly being within six feet for greater than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period). Quarantine is for a period of 14 days. This means that the person should stay home (no school or other activities), minimize contact with others, and closely monitor for symptoms. Quarantines are precautionary and do not mean the quarantined person has COVID-19.  

Health & Safety Protocols

  • For both in school and outside of school in order to limit transmission of the virus.

    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
    • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between non-household members and wear a mask in places where maintaining that distance is difficult.
    • Be alert for symptoms including…
      • Fever of 100.4 or higher
      • Any new cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • New congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days