Today, October 6, 2020, Kimball Public Schools received confirmation from Panhandle Public Health District of an employee positive with COVID-19. This employee was last in the building on Friday, October 2.
Kimball Public Schools is fully cooperating with public health contact tracers to identify other individuals who were in close proximity to this employee (within 6 feet for a period of at least 15 minutes). Public health officials will directly notify any staff or students that may need to self-quarantine.
As Kimball Public Schools is currently in the "Yellow" phase, we continue to strongly encourage you to please wear a mask to school, on the bus, and at sporting events. Masking is key to keeping kids in school. Please see the infographic PPHD uses for School Investigations found in the COVID-19 tab on our school website: www.kpslonghorns.org.
If anyone is experiencing any of the following: cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, body chills, headache, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, testing for COVID-19 is available at www.testnebraska.com and you can sign up with your email address for testing in the local area by contacting your medical provider.
Protect yourself from COVID-19 by maintaining 6-foot distance away from others, wash or sanitize your hands often, wear a mask, and clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces. We all have a part in the important prevention of COVID-19.