37.5 F
Sunday, October 25, 2020

COVID-19 Positive Case Identified At Marysville High School

Sports Headlines

Kansas State Downs Kansas, 55-14, To Retain Governor’s Cup

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State took advantage of its special teams play Saturday in the first half to build an early...

Cats Cruise in 12th Straight Sunflower Showdown Win

Courtesy of K-State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kansas – Phillip Brooks returned two punts for a touchdown and set a school record with 189 punt return yards,...

KSHSAA High School Football Playoff Brackets Set

The 2020 edition of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Football Playoffs are set. Check out the brackets below from our partners at...

KNDY Area High School Football Scores – 10/23/2020

North Central Kansas League Clay Center 27, Council Grove 20 Concordia 41, Chapman 28 Riley County 38, Marysville 8 Wamego 62, Abilene 12 Twin Valley League 8-Man Axtell 68, Onaga...

2021 SEC/Big 12 Men’s Basketball Challenge Pairings Revealed

Pairings have been selected for the 2021 SEC/Big 12 Men’s Basketball Challenge to be played on Saturday, January 30.
Derek Nesterhttp://sunflowerstateradiocom.wordpress.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

In a letter from Marysville USD 364 Superintendent Michael Couch, a student at Marysville High School has been identified as testing positive for COVID-19. In the letter to parents, the district says the student will not return to school for at least 14 days. The district is also working with the Marshall County Health Department to establish close contacts who may or may not be quarantined. Classes will continue as normal unless the district is advised otherwise by the health department. Updates will be updated on the USD 364 website under the 20-21 School year COVID-19 Information.

Here is a copy of the letter sent to parents:

Dear USD 364 Parents and Families,

Today, we were notified by the Marshall County Health Department that a student in our high school has tested positive for COVID-19. With this new virus, we are aware such situations will arise in homes, schools, businesses, and other places people meet. However, we are always concerned when one of our students or staff members is impacted by such a case. Please rest assured that the district’s protocols that are in place have shown to protect our students in a time when we believe schooling should continue until our nation can find the best way to mitigate Covid-19. We will continue to take the steps necessary to protect the health of our staff and students.

The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not return to school for at least 14 days. We are currently working with the Marshall County Health Department to establish close contacts who may or may not be quarantined. Classes will continue as normal unless we are advised otherwise by the local health department. We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more. Information will be posted on the front page of the USD 364 website under the tab: 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR and Covid-19 INFORMATION.

I do ask us all to remain responsible in our level of concern by neither overreacting nor not taking such a situation seriously enough. The district has great resources who will work with us through this matter, some directly and others indirectly. These resources are: Marshall County Health Department, County Health Officer, Dr. John Ryan, Doctors of our local Community Memorial Healthcare Center, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Department of Education, and Dr. Lee Norman the State Surgeon of Kansas.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical providers to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities, or the Marshall County Health Department. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Michael Couch
USD 364 Marysville Schools

Kansas Headlines

UPDATE: Kids Located Safe – Kansas Amber Alert Issued For 2 Missing Girls

The suspect vehicle was located by the Oklahoma Highway patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, OK. The suspect was detained...

KBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Friday afternoon in rural Montgomery...

Indictment: Man Stole 22 Firearms During Burglary at Kansas Pawnshop

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was indicted today on federal charges that he stole 22 firearms from a pawnshop in Overland Park,...

Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly Thursday announced the groundbreaking for a new Empirical Foods ground beef facility in Garden City. The planned facility, which is...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansans experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to...

Kansas News Service

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...

Scathing Federal Inspection Pulls Curtain Back On One Of Kansas’ Deadliest Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

Federal Prosecutors Defy Court Order In Cases Over Attorney-Client Recordings In Leavenworth

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

Emails Show Kansas Agencies Helped Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Despite Concerns About Coronavirus

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — In mid-May, Finney County’s top public health physician sent an email to state health...