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Daily Positivity Rates - COVID-19

Beginning Tuesday, January 18, the Basehor-Linwood School District will be reporting DAILY student positive case percentages per building on this web page shortly after 3:30 p.m. This will allow us to be timely in implementing a temporary mask mandate should a building's positivity rate exceed the 4% threshold at any time.
Daily Positive Case Percentages per Student Enrollment*
01/18/22 3.41% 2.67% 3.01% 4.88% 1.99% 4.55% 6.65% 2.54%
*Please note, we rely on families to report student cases to us, so these percentages reflect only student absences denoted as COVID-positive.

What the 4% threshold means:
This means masks will be required for all students, staff, and visitors while indoors at the buildings exceeding the 4% rate to help slow the number of positive COVID-19 cases. The temporary mask requirement will be in place for at least two weeks and until the weekly percentage COVID-positive result drops below 4 percent for two consecutive weeks. Case numbers will continue to be monitored daily by building nurses and reported on this page.

What you can do to help:
Families and staff are encouraged to remain diligent in monitoring for symptoms. Individuals who suspect they are ill (i.e., fever, chills, cough, sore throat, etc.) and are not feeling well should stay home. Please see our updated exposure guidelines graphic below.

Contact tracing:

To help alleviate some of the pressure on our schools, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), along with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), support schools implementing a 30-day temporary suspension on all contact tracing activities. This means that beginning today, Tuesday, January 18, all students and staff who have tested positive and/or are showing symptoms, please continue to stay home. Anyone else who has previously been a close contact, who is not showing symptoms, can return to school - this applies to all Pre-K-12th grade students, our district child care classrooms, and all staff members.

To learn more about this guidance change, visit KDHE’s website.