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Linn County Public Health (LCPH) announced that it will no longer provide contact tracing or report positive COVID cases. This applies to all entities, including CRCSD. LCPH data has been the foundation for CRCSD parent notifications and the district dashboard updates. Due to the lack of LCPH data, CRCSD discontinued COVID-positive notifications to families and staff effective Wednesday morning, January 12th. 

Additionally, due to the removal of LCPH data access, CRCSD now is using the following metrics to determine mask mitigation:

MEASURE METRICSCURRENT DATAMETRICS TO “LIFT”
THE MASK MANDATE
Vaccinated Students –
7th-12th Grade – Fully vaccinated
48.3%
Iowa Department of Public Health
50% or greater
Vaccinated Students –
K-6th Grade – Fully vaccinated
7.3%
Iowa Department of Public Health
50% or greater
Linn County seven-day positivity rate40.1%
Linn County – updated 1/13/2022
14% or less
Dashboard metrics – January 14, 2022

At this time, Isolation requirements for COVID positive students or students with COVID symptoms have not changed:

  • Students will isolate at home for 10 days and may return to school on day 11.
    • Although the CDC included K-12 schools in their updated 5 day isolation guidance, they also included strict masking guidance for days 6 through 10. Students are unable to remain fully masked at all times for the full 10 days as advised by the CDC, and will need to isolate at home. 
  • Symptomatic students may return to school before day 11 IF: 
    • They test negative for COVID (never had a positive test) and are fever free, without fever reducing medication, for 24 hours.
    • They receive an alternate diagnosis (like strep throat, ear infection etc) from a health care provider. Documentation is required.

Please Note: We do not require a doctor’s note or proof of a negative test to return to school on day 11.

View Linn County Public Health data here.

Past COVID-19 Data Archive


COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11 years are being shipped nationwide. Inventory information is being updated on Vaccines.gov and will be available soon. In Linn County, there are several options for obtaining pediatric vaccine. A few options from healthcare partners are:

  • Linn County Public Health at 1020 6th Street SE, Cedar Rapids is administering COVID-19 vaccine to ages 5 and over. Call (319) 892-6093 to schedule an appointment.
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids: The Mercy Vaccine Clinic, at 5264 Council St. NE, will begin administering vaccines to children on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Online scheduling is now open for appointments between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at www.mercycare.org/covidvaccine. Mercy Pediatric Clinic patients will begin scheduling appointments on Friday, Nov. 5 to receive the vaccine. Call (319) 861-7900 to schedule an appointment.
  • Mount Vernon Pharmacy at 113 1st Street NE, Mount Vernon will offer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. Call (319) 895-6248 to schedule an appointment.
  • Reutzel Pharmacy at 617 8th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids will offer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. Call (319) 364-4181 to schedule an appointment.
  • UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids: All UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Pediatric offices will offer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 in the coming days. Parents and guardians will be notified via MyUnityPoint and email when appointments are available.

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