Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Ray-Pec
*Last update at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
- Schools are in session.
- Visitors are not allowed in schools during the school day.
- High School and Middle School athletics are taking place. Ray-Pec Spectator/Fan Guidelines Fall 2020
Two students test positive for COVID-19
(Sept. 18, 2020) Today, the District learned of two positive COVID-19 cases. Both cases involve students at Ray-Pec High School. The two cases are unrelated. The Cass County Health Department and school district administrators have contacted anyone who was potentially exposed and may need to quarantine related to these cases.
The District is pleased to note that the total number of staff and students in isolation or quarantine decreased to 67 from last week’s total of 82. This number is updated each Friday on the District’s website.
Communication about COVID-19 cases
We will make announcements through the same channels we use to communicate inclement weather closures. Please be sure your information is up-to-date in order to receive email, telephone calls, and/or text messages. Contact your child’s school if you need to provide an updated email address. Watch for email communication from your child’s school and the District, as well as announcements on the District website or Facebook page.
State hotline re: COVID-19
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has a statewide public hotline for anyone needing guidance about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The hotline is operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 877-435-8411.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, Novel coronavirus is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with common symptoms similar to the flu, which include a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus, it has the potential to spread quickly, and it has the potential to cause severe illness in some people.