November 30, 2020
International Falls Public Schools Families and Staff,
School officials were notified today of 3 positive cases of COVID-19 at International Falls High School from tests done last week. In collaboration with the Koochiching County Health Department, direct contacts were identified and notification has been given to those individuals with instructions to quarantine for 14 days. Upon advice from legal counsel, due to privacy laws, including HIPAA and FERPA, the district cannot divulge further information regarding staff members or students.
If you have not been notified of a potential direct contact involving you or your children in school, you should continue to attend school or report to your employment assignment as normal.
Students and adults in classrooms where a positive case was detected will be notified of an infection in that classroom by phone call or text message the same day the school was informed that an infection was detected. This will allow parents the option to keep students home if they choose to do that.
Please be reminded that the protocols outlined in the International Falls Public Schools Restart Blueprint Plan are critical to the continuation of Hybrid Learning at our elementary, high school, and ALC. Each person in our community can do their part by performing daily health screenings, wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, and washing/sanitizing their hands frequently.
We will continue to coordinate with the Koochiching County Health Department. It is our intent to keep you informed as we continue to learn how to live in this COVID-19 environment.
Superintendent of Schools