Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the advice of their medical provider and guidance from their local health department and/or the CDC. As a reminder, per district policy, all individuals are required to be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea without the use of medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
The choice to wear a mask is an individual decision. This option is one that should be respected based on guidance, circumstance and conviction, and tolerance for this personal choice is critically important for both students and staff.
Multiple public health agencies in our region, including the state of Missouri, now view COVID-19 as endemic. This simply means that like the flu, we can expect it to be a common illness regularly found in our communities. In accordance with Board policy EBB on communicable diseases, North Kansas City Schools’ health protocols are guided by local health officials’ recommendations.
Staff and families will no longer receive communication about each COVID-19 case in their school or classroom beginning in June 2022. North Kansas City Schools will continue to work closely with our local health departments to monitor the health and well-being of our school community. We appreciate their partnership, as well as the support of our students, staff and families as we have navigated changing guidance over these two years.
Clay County Public Health Center maintains an updated list of testing providers across our area. Many testing opportunities are provided at no cost to district residents. Visit their website to see available resources and learn more.
Based on the advice of national and local health professionals, we are recommending that all eligible individuals consider receiving the vaccination as soon as possible. Click here for a list of convenient vaccination opportunities in our area. We recognize that vaccination is a personal decision to be made by each family individually for their children. Several of NKC Schools' partners are hosting clinics for all eligible ages now. Information will be shared about available opportunities here. Other local organizations are also providing vaccination for all ages. Interested families can visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccine event nearby.
This page will continue to be updated as necessary with important information and any additional details. Questions and concerns can be directed to the district's Let's Talk site.
North Kansas City Schools works closely with our local health partners at Clay County Public Health and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to serve our community.
Information regarding COVID-19 in Missouri is available from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. Resources are also available from Clay County Public Health Center and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.