Magnet Cove School District Point of Contact
Nurse Shawn Goodnight
Office Phone: (501) 332-5468 ext. 305
Cell Phone: (501) 732-8151
PLEASE NOTIFY THE DISTRICT POC IF YOUR CHILD HAS TESTED POSTIVE FOR COVID 19 DURING THE SUMMER. THERE IS A 90 DAY WINDOW WHERE STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED AND IDENTIFIED AS A PROBABLE CLOSE CONTACT IF THEY HAD TESTED POSTIVE IN THE PAST 90 DAYS. THIS IS DUE TO THEIR BODY DEVELOPING A NATURAL IMMUNITY FOR 90 DAYS FROM HAVING THE VIRUS PREVIOUSLY. IF STUDENTS ARE FULLY IMMUNIZED THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED AND IDENTIFIED AS A PROBABLE CLOSE CONTACT.
Magnet Cove School District follows the guidance of the Arkansas Department of Health. Per this guidance at this time, we do not share the campus or district number of positive cases. Both FERPA and HIPAA allow the sharing of information to the public health agency in an imminent threat or emergency. We provide this data to the Arkansas Department of Health and these numbers are included in their data. Some school level data is provided via their website, but anything less than 5 becomes identifiable. https://achi.net/covid19/
We have a Point of Contact identified to be our liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health and a process in place to help minimize the risk in our school. The Arkansas Department of Health is identifying confirmed cases on the county level. If there are cases associated with students or staff in the school district, the student or staff member will be notified by the POC and health department officials. For the privacy of students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information unless a student/staff member is identified as a Probable Close Contact to a person testing positive for COVID-19. We are committed to provide the safest learning environment and will follow the guidance provided by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health. However, if you are overly concerned, we do offer a 100% Virtual Learning Option for the students in our district.