Covid-19 Risk Levels for Mexico 59

 COVID Risk Level September 28, 2020

For more information regarding levels and play, please view the Activities Caring Comeback Plan here.

Update, September 21, 2020: The CDC recently published new guidance to help schools make decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic. The new resource includes indicators to help administrators and districts assess their risk for COVID-19 in their schools while also reflecting the mutually dependent relationship between schools and their surrounding communities. The new CDC indicators can be viewed here.

This school start has been unlike any other! We continue to envision our Caring Comeback re-entry plan being a fluid document, changing as the circumstances dictate and based on the guidance we receive from national, state, and local health experts. In an effort to be transparent and keep our Bulldog staff and parents informed, we share our COVID-19 risk tier information each Monday by email and social media by 10:00 a.m. 

The four risk levels we will utilize are reflective of Audrain County’s 7-day rolling average of new positive cases and new hospitalizations and will fluctuate from green, yellow, orange, and red. We continue to monitor COVID-19 in Audrain County specifically and collaborate with the Audrain County Health Department as necessary. Our district uses the following metrics to monitor our local COVID-19 risk level and make subsequent decisions regarding levels:

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) real-time dashboard
The Harvard Path to Zero COVID Risk Level for Audrain County
Johns Hopkins Data for Audrain County 

To initiate discussion of a temporary school shut down, the metrics above would likely show Audrain County in the “red” level. If our district does pivot to a temporary shut down, our plan is to provide students, families, and staff members a 72-hour notice, barring any unusual circumstance or unexpected information from ACHD. Furthermore, should a temporary shut down be necessary, we hope to limit the shut down to two weeks. Distance learning will be implemented during the shut down and in seat learning will resume after the two weeks.

As a community, we are facing a global pandemic never before seen in any of our lifetimes. The impact on our school family has been significant. Unfortunately, we are uncertain what each day will bring so we are making the best decisions for the moment with guidance from state, local, and national health and science experts.

The top priority for the Mexico School District remains the education of our students. We want you to know we are committed to teaching, learning, and caring, even during COVID-19!

Welcome to Mexico School District 59 where we partner with our parents and community for teaching, learning, and caring - TLC! #MEX59TLC

We are located in Mexico, Missouri. We currently educate over 2,400 students in all of our locations. We have an early childhood center, three elementary schools, a middle school, high school, alternative school, and career center. For the 2020-21 academic year, our Superintendent is Dr. Tammy Lupardus and our Assistant Superintendent is Mrs. Melissa Chastian.


Recent News

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
Act (CARES) Act into law. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion relief package to address the economic
fallout related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click here to view the Mexico 59 Public Notice in regards to the CARES Act.

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