At 2pm Sunday, March 8th area Superintendents had a conference call with State leaders and local, State and Federal health officials who have done a comprehensive investigation of the Fremont incident. There has been no recommendation for Cedar Bluffs Public School to close and therefore, although this is fluid situation, we will continue to have school and activities as regularly scheduled.
If you feel that you or your child should not attend school and will be following the guidelines to self-quarantine, please do so knowing that all absences will be excused through March 14. Please ask your student to remain in contact with their teachers for assignments. In following the self-quarantine procedures, you must call Three Rivers Heath and the school so we can continue to gain data. Currently, the only people being asked to self-quarantine are those that were actual participants in the YMCA event. Spectators of the Special Olympics events and other people who were in the YMCA facility that same day are at much lower risk than the direct participants. Non-participating individuals have been asked to self-monitor and contact a local health department or their health care provider if they develop symptoms. Symptoms include a 100.4-degree temperature, coughing or shortness of breath. Having spoken directly to Fremont Public School officials, their situation and exposure is significantly different than that of Cedar Bluffs Public Schools. However, the Cedar Bluffs Crisis team will continue to evaluate this situation daily and hourly if necessary. Also, please see the attached press release from Three Rivers Health. It has good information regarding the Fremont YMCA incident, preventative measures and contact information for self-quarantine. I have also included a Q&A of questions asked directly to State officials and a summarized response.