Update from Public Health

November 20, 2020

KCSD will provide updates, more information next week

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Dear KCSD community,

We are sharing with you the latest message from Klamath County Public Health on the impact of rising county COVID-19 cases on our schools.

Please read the below message, and look for updated and more detailed information from the Klamath County School District next week. Remember, there is no school for students next week (Nov. 23-27). We wish all of our families and communities a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable Thanksgiving break.

Message to KCSD from Jessica Dale, assistant director, Klamath County Public Health:

“It is with disappointment that I find myself writing this email tonight. As of close of business today (Nov. 19), we had received enough positive test results for this week to know that when numbers post for the two week lookback on November 23, our rates will exceed 200 per 100,000. As a result, schools will need to return to comprehensive distance learning on Monday November 30, 2020.

"While the return to hybrid learning models for expanded grade levels was short lived this time around, it was undoubtedly beneficial for both the schools and the students. It is such a pleasure to work with all of you and your staff as we continue to pursue the safe return of in person education in Klamath County.

"For schools that were previously operating under the K-3, or rural and remote schools exceptions, Public Health needs to complete case investigations for the cases received today to make an informed recommendation on continued in person instruction under those models. Given the number of cases that need to be investigated, we cannot commit to having that recommendation to you tomorrow, but will have one communicated by Monday, Nov. 23.”

Please join us in thanking Klamath County Public Health for the work they are doing to keep our community safe.


Glen Szymoniak

Superintendent, Klamath County School District

For more: Follow this link -- Ready Schools, Safe Learners – to see the metrics starting on page 12. For the county’s week-by-week COVID-19 case counts and metrics: Klamath_County_Covid-19_data.)

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