I just want to give you an update on our COVID numbers for this week. We currently have 9 positive COVID cases K-12 (staff and students). That means we are the same as last week. We have about 18 cases (staff and students) that we are monitoring. That includes those in quarantine, waiting for COVID testing results, or out with COVID like symptoms. The number of staff and students we are monitoring is up 5 cases this week.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that Jones County has a 7-day positivity rate of 11%. That is down 3% from last week. The number of positive COVID cases in Jones County over the last 7 days is 54, and that is down 11 cases from last week.
Here is the most current chart from the Iowa Department of Public Health on positive COVID tests…
This will be my last weekly update until after the 1st week of January. I will continue to send these updates each week because it is important to understand the state of the environment that you are sending your children into each week. That allows for you to make informed decisions about the health of your children and family.
I hope you all find the time to really enjoy the holidays with family and friends, and I will see you again in 2022!
Dr. Brian Jaeger