We want to make sure all families have clear information about the notification of positive COVID-19 cases. Our process has NOT changed since we reported and notified staff and families of the first cases in the District starting in March 2020. The Return to Learn Plan offers extensive information about our commitment to this process. We invite you to review that information.

Key Information

The Sioux Falls School District will report via letter to an entire school (staff and families) when a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed at that building. Students and staff who are suspected as close contacts will receive a separate letter from SFSD and a phone call from the SD Department of Health who conducts contact tracing investigations. Families see pages 23 and 24 of the Return to Learn (R2L) Plan for detailed information about these communications.


By law, SFSD must report infectious diseases to the SD Department of Health (SD DoH) and communicate directly with those who have been exposed. Positive cases are reported to the public by the SD DoH. The District will not be providing regular updates to local media or posting on social media when positive cases are confirmed.

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