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  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.

Sincerely, 

Mike Folks, Superintendent 

USD 308