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Warrior Nation UPDATE  - September 26, 2020

In a spirit of transparency, Idabel Public Schools wants to make sure our parents have all the information they need to make the appropriate decisions for the safety of their children. The information below describes the current situation on our campuses districtwide pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we have had some of our Warrior family affected by this pandemic. Please understand Idabel Public Schools' staff is working diligently every day to minimize the numbers of our families impacted by this virus. 

As of September 26, 2020

Current Quarantined

6 Employees are quarantined

    -2 employees due to a confirmed positive test

    -4 employees quarantined due to "close contact"

38 Students Quarantined due to “close contact” 

     -6 students due to a confirmed positive test    

          -2 high school

          -3 middle school

          -1 Primary South

     -32 students due to "close contact"     

          -13 high school

          -17 middle school

          -2 Central Elementary

School District Nurse, Susan Ramsey, is doing a fantastic job coordinating our contact tracing efforts with the local McCurtain County Health Department. She is personally contacting each case and verifying information and works closely with health department officials and our administrators.  Through all of her efforts the number of students and employees being quarantined is kept to a minimum.  Please remember if your child is showing symptoms or is sick they should stay home. 

REMINDER: CDC-Close Contact Definition: For COVID-19, 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 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

CDC Definition of Close Contact