A family member of a staff member of the Osage County R-2 School District has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, the family is following health department and CDC guidelines and is in self-quarantine at home. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate at home until they are able to test negative for COVID-19 twice, according to health officials. As you are aware, we are currently out of school and the staff member will not be back in District buildings until after the period of quarantine has elapsed. Though we know you will have many questions and concerns, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals involved, the District is incredibly limited as to the information it can share with the public. However, the District is working directly with health officials regarding next steps, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC will identify and contact people who may have come into contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms. Unless you are contacted by health officials, it is unlikely that you were exposed to COVID-19 by the current positive case. We continue to thank our community for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. We are continuing ou