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Sioux City public schools report 235 COVID-19 cases among staff and students

School board to consider vaccine mandate for all Sioux City Community School District employees
School board to consider vaccine mandate for all Sioux City Community School District employees(KTIV)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 12:02 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - After reporting over 300 COVID-19 cases last week, the Sioux City Community School District is reporting just over 200 cases for the latest school week.

For the week of Jan. 17 through Jan. 21, 168 of the district’s students reported they had tested positive for COVID-19. That’s about 1.1% of the district’s total student population. Last week about 200 students reported having the virus.

For staff, 67 staff members reported having tested positive for the virus, which is down from 109. Currently, about 2.7% of the district’s total staff members are reporting they have contracted the virus.

The Sioux City Community School District is conducting rapid COVID-19 tests in their buildings for staff and students. Students are only tested if there is parent/guardian approval.

The school district's data for the week of Jan. 17, 2022.
The school district's data for the week of Jan. 17, 2022.(Sioux City Community School District)

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