UPDATED - Steelville schools announce positive COVID-19 test

    The Steelville School District announced today (July 24) that an individual who attended a recent practice has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Mike Whittaker released the following statement:

The Steelville School District considers the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community to be of the utmost importance. It is with that in mind that this information is being shared.
The District has been informed that an individual attending a recent cross-country practice has tested positive for COVID -19. In collaboration with the Crawford County Health Department, the District has contacted those individuals who were in attendance at the practice.
Because school district procedures for social distancing were followed, it is believed that there is a very low risk for transmission to other individuals. The Crawford County Health Department has advised the District that it is not necessary for these individuals to quarantine.
Parents of the individuals attending the practice were asked to monitor their child's health during the coming days for COVID-19 symptom (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea).
The District would like to remind all students, staff members, and community members to monitor their health before they enter a school building, a bus, or attend a school activity.
As a result, all District athletic activities have been canceled through August 3. While it is not necessary for these athletic activities to be canceled, we will be reviewing our policies and procedures relating to athletics and social distancing. We want to ensure that we are taking every precaution to ensure everyone's safety.