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November 19, 2020

KIBSD Administration has been notified that an individual at East Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. As per district protocols, all students or staff who have been in close contact with a positive case will be notified of a 14-day quarantine.

KIBSD is continuing to work together to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff. As per our district COVID response plan, we are currently employing the following steps:

  • All students and staff who are considered a close contact will be notified by the school district.
  • East Elementary will be closed to all students and staff for a period of at least 24 hours, beginning immediately, to undergo deep cleaning. East Elementary families will be notified of a return date as soon as it is determined.
  • We are working closely with Kodiak Public Health Nurse Bonny Weed, who is engaged in every facet of our response plan.

We continue to encourage all parents take their student’s temperature and monitor students closely for any sign of potential illness.

Students and staff should remain at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 including: fever (defined as temperature over 100.4°F), new or persistent cough, new trouble breathing or shortness of breath, chills, night sweats, sore throat, body aches, muscle aches, joint pain, headache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, confusion, and/or stomach issues (diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain).