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Osceola Schools Close One Day Due To COVID-19

The Osceola School District closed school Tuesday, March 10 due to an individual who attending a school event and has tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a letter posted on the school’s website Superintendent Mark Luebker said the school district was working closely witht he Polk County Health Department to stay informed ont he most current information and recommendations regarding the coronavirus.
“The health and safety of our students, staff, families, and community is a top priority as we work with the Polk County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the coronavirus.”
According to the posting nn individual who attended the Destination Imagination event at Osceola High School on Saturday, March 7, had a confirmed case of COVID-19. According to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), spending time in the same indoor environment as persons known to have COVID-19 is considered a low risk of exposure to the virus.
“While the risk to others is considered low, we cannot know for sure that there is absolutely no risk. In collaboration with the Polk County Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the decision has been made to cancel school and all activities for Tuesday, March 10, so recommended cleaning can take place ensuring the safety of students and staff,” Luebker wrote.
“We will continue to coordinate with public health authorities to ensure that our actions align with best practices to ensure the safety of our students and staff. As this is an evolving situation, please look for updates on our webpage. Again, we want to express our appreciation for your continued flexibility, patience, and understanding. We care deeply about all Osceola students, families, and staff and will continue to share information and decisions as promptly as possible. Thank you for your care for one another and yourselves during this time.”

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