COVID-19 update for January 22

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 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 

USD 308