308 Parents/Families- some positive information and trends below.
Reno County and USD 308 will remain in the RED Zone for the week 1/25/21. The 14-Day PTR is 18.9% and the 14-day New Case count is 439 cases, as of 1/17/21. There has been quite a decrease in cases in the county, however, we are still at very high levels compared to when school started in Aug. / Sept. Our medical advisors have let us know it is too early to start decreasing mitigating measures. Please be intentional with all day-to-day activities, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, social distance by more than 6 ft., wash hands frequently, wear a mask and stay home when you are sick.
I continue to encourage everyone that lives in Reno County to be tested at the Free Community Testing Events. Log on to https://www.gogettested.com/ for more information and directions as to how to sign up. Health Order 21-01 has been put into place, to extend Amended Health Order 20-05 due to our high case count, high PTR and Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Covid-19 increased cases. The order limits mass gatherings to “10” people, this does not include public and private business/school functions. However, social distancing of more than 6’ is highly recommended at work and mandated at sporting events and social functions. A community effort is needed to decrease the COVID-19 cases in Reno County and get our kids to in-person school settings. A Mask Mandate is in place by Governor Kelly, Reno County follows this mandate.
Mike Folks, Superintendent