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USD 490 Masking Criteria 2021-2022

El Dorado Schools believes in-person instruction is the best learning environment for our students. The following masking criteria is for all district buildings while indoors. Decisions for each building will be made by noon on Fridays for the following week.

COVID-19 related absenteeism includes positive cases and household quarantine numbers.  When a school moves into red, masks will be required for a two-week period and then evaluated weekly thereafter to determine if the building can move back into green. The masking level will be released on Friday for the following week.

GREEN - Masks Strongly Encouraged (0-4.99%)

RED - Masks Required (5.0% and above)

Visitors to any district building and spectators of any indoor event will be required to wear a mask when inside the building when the building is in red status. 

Masks are not required on USD 490 district transportation.

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Consent Forms for Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19

Free COVID Testing for USD 490 Staff and Students

El Dorado Public Schools is offering free rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 with parent/guardian consent for all students and/or staff who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have a known COVID-19 exposure. Testing takes place on days school is in session at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) located on 500 W. Central Ave. El Dorado, KS from 6:30AM-1:30PM.
All testing is performed by registered nurses. Masks are required inside the PAC testing center at all times. Students or staff who test positive will be required to isolate per the USD 490 COVID-19 policy with the guidance of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Butler County Health Department (BCHD). Entrance is located on the East side of the building on Taylor Street (doors facing the Presbyterian church). 
Hours subject to change due to staff availability. Testing will not be held on non-school days (snow days, staff development, etc.)

What is Coronavirus, or COVID-19?

It is a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. This is an ongoing investigation and information is changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Centers for Disease Control's website:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has created a Fact Sheet: COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Fact Sheet which is available on their COVID-19 Resource Center.

The Butler County Health Department has a resource page as well:

There is also a comic that can help explain the virus to children: