Two South Winneshiek high school students tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, Aug. 31.

South Winn Superintendent Kris Einck has stated the two students are currently in isolation. School officials are in frequent communication with Winneshiek County Public Health and proper guidelines are in place.

Contact tracing is being utilized to determine potential quarantine of additional students. Any student placed under such procedures will practice remote learning during isolation.

School district officials are confident, noted Einck, that the district’s hybrid schedule has deterred the level of student exposure. Mitigation measures such as, but not limited to, requiring face masks in school buildings and on busses, social distancing, handwashing and frequent sanitizing remain in place.

On behalf of the district, Superintendent Einck wishes to “thank students, parents and the entire community for their continued support during the pandemic.”