‘Everything is on the table’ for Sioux City public schools during COVID-19 surge

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:20 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The Sioux City Community School District continues to be affected by COVID-19.

More than 100-employees have been called out because of the virus, according to administrators. The district does not have a vaccine mandate like the one that applies to healthcare workers. But if cases continue to increase, the school board president is not ruling out virtual learning, though it’s not the preferred option.

“I think everything is on the table for consideration. But as everybody knows, and it’s well well communicated that in-person learning is the best learning that there is a virtual is second. And certainly, we would desire to keep kids in school,” said Dan Greenwell, the school board’s president.

The district does not currently have a mandatory mask or vaccine policy.

Some 200 students reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in the district this week. That represents about 1.3% of the District’s total students. There have been 109 staff members reporting they have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, or approximately 4.5% of the district’s total staff members

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