Person Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 at Van-Far Elementary Open House

An open letter sent out yesterday (Tuesday) from the Van-Far R-1 Schools Superintendent is warning about a possible COVID-19 exposure.

John Fortney said that a person who attended the Van-Far Elementary open house on August 21st, from 6pm – 7pm, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Anyone who was in attendance is asked to monitor for symptoms.

This is a copy of the letter from Van-Far Superintendent John Fortney:

We want to inform you that during our Elementary School open house on August 21, 2020 from 6-7pm, a person was in attendance that has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are in contact with the Audrain County Health Department and remind everyone that if your are experiencing any of the following symptoms to please stay home from school:

  • A fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • New Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/Runny Nose
  • Myalgia (Body Aches)
  • Loss of taste or smell

The Van Far R-1 School District is committed to the safety and security of students and staff.

We ask for and appreciate the continued support that the community provides in these challenging times.

At this time, we are continuing with our current Return to Learn plan.

In Education,
John Fortney
Van-Far R-1 Schools