Cedar Ridge Elementary to be quarantined due to COVID-19

Cedar Ridge Elementary to quarantine until further notice

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - An elementary school in Independence County will be quarantined until further notice after school officials said an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The decision for Cedar Ridge Elementary was made after consulting with the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education.

So far, school officials said three employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, the Cedar Ridge School District announced Sunday that a third member of their elementary faculty member tested positive.

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, A third elementary faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 today,...

Posted by Cedar Ridge School District K-12 on Sunday, September 6, 2020

This comes a day after the school district announced on Facebook that two other staff members also tested positive.

The post reiterated that Dr. McMasters is “moving forward to transition the elementary K-5 to virtual learning for the 14-day period of quarantine.”

Additional reports were made to the CDC, ADH, and DESE.

COVID-19 UPDATE - Although the initial length of closure was 14 days, after further contact with ARDESE, the elementary...

Posted by Cedar Ridge School District K-12 on Saturday, September 5, 2020

Earlier Saturday, school officials said the employee tested positive Thursday.

Dear parents, guardians, and community, On Thursday, September 3rd, an employee tested positive for COVID-19. As...

Posted by Cedar Ridge School District K-12 on Saturday, September 5, 2020

Officials also provided information on what students and staff had to do.

“All students and staff in grades K-5 are to quarantine for 14 days (starting yesterday (Friday) and watch for symptoms. Students and staff will return on Monday, September 21st,” the post noted.

On September 4, 2020, an employee at Cedar Ridge Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. All students and staff in...

Posted by Cedar Ridge School District K-12 on Saturday, September 5, 2020

School officials said the elementary school pictures, scheduled for next week, will be rescheduled.

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