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Warrior Nation UPDATE - November 21, 2020
Doug Brown
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Warrior Nation UPDATE - November 21, 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 district-wide 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. 

Current Isolated/Quarantined as of November 21st, 2020

12 Employees are isolated/quarantined

  • 5 employees are isolated due to a positive test result

    • 1 high school employee

    • 3 middle school employees

    • 1 Central elementary employee 

    • 0 Primary South employee

  • 7 employees are quarantined due to “close contact”

    • 3 highs school employees

    • 2 middle school employees

    • 2 Central Elementary employee

    • 0 Primary South employees

183 Students are isolated/quarantined district wide

39 Students are Isolating due to a confirmed positive test result

  • 14 high school students

  • 15 middle school students

  • 4 Central Elementary students

  • 0 Primary South students

  • 144 Students Quarantined due to “close contact” 

  • 37 high school students

  • 33 middle school students

  • 40 Central Elementary students

  • 22 Primary South students

The Idabel COVID-19 Response Guide states: “If the attendance of campus learners at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district will go to distance learning for 14 days.”

Absenteeism Rate per campus

High School - 15%

Middle School - 19%

Central Elementary - 13%

Primary South Elementary - 8%

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