Sedalia School District 200 has been informed that two members of the Smith-Cotton High School community have tested positive for COVID-19.

Each person is in quarantine at home; the people with whom they shared tables at lunch – four people in each case -- also will quarantine for 14 days and will monitor any symptoms should they occur.

The district has reported these cases to the Pettis County Health Center, as required by current Missouri law.

With our mandatory mask protocol, students and staff members who encountered these people through the day are deemed to be at low risk for exposure; because masks were off as the groups ate lunch, their exposure is considered high risk.

We strongly recommend that all students, their family members and Sedalia 200 employees monitor for CDC-defined symptoms of COVID-19, including:
• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Congestion or runny nose
• Headache
• Sore throat
• Newly emerged loss of taste or smell
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea


If symptoms develop, you are advised to stay home and consult with your health care provider.

The health and safety of our students, district families and staff members always will be our primary priority. We remain in contact with the Pettis County Health Center to ensure we are following the best protocols to provide a healthy environment for all.

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