To help WDMCS students, families, and staff understand what to do if they are exposed to COVID-19 and/or if they test positive, we updated our COVID-19 exposure flowchart for the 2021-22 school year. These guidelines reference current federal, state, and local health agency recommendations. These guidelines must also follow any state laws passed related to COVID-19 and public school districts. We appreciate the partnership of our WDMCS families as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Illness at School and When to Keep Your Child At Home
School nurses play a critical role in maintaining the health and safety of schools. West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) collaborates with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Polk County Public Health Department (PCHD), and local health care professionals to provide guidelines that identify when it is safe for children to attend school.