COVID-19 Dashboard

USD 490 Masking Criteria 2021-2022

El Dorado Schools believes in-person instruction is the best learning environment for our students. The following masking criteria is for all district buildings while indoors. Decisions for each building will be made by noon on Fridays for the following week.

COVID-19 related absenteeism includes positive cases and home quarantine numbers, it does not include students/staff that are participating in the daily antigen testing or that are vaccinated, asymptomatic, and at school.

GREEN - Masks Strongly Encouraged (0-4.99%)

RED - Masks Required (5.0% and above)

When a school moves into red, masks will be required for a two-week period and then evaluated weekly thereafter to determine if the building can move back into green. The masking level will be released on Friday for the following week.

Visitors to any district building and spectators of any indoor event will be required to wear a mask when inside the building when the building is in red status. 

Masks are required on all district transportation based on current federal mandates and will not be impacted by this criteria.

COVID-19 Potential Exposure Flowchart

COVID 19 potential exposure notification flowchart

Return to School Flowchart

Non Household Exposure return flowchart

Household Exposure return flowchart

Test to Stay Program

The USD 490 Board of Education approved a Test to Stay program for district staff and students.

Parents must sign a consent form if they want their child to be able to participate. This will allow district nurses and/or nurse aides to perform the rapid antigen test each day of the student's quarantine period so their child can remain in school and participate in school activities as long as they test negative and remain asymptomatic. Masks are required during the testing period.

Testing will take place in designated locations in the child's school and students participating in the program will not be counted tardy.

All testing is FREE and is optional. Students will not be tested without signed consent forms on file. If you would like to be proactive and fill out a consent form to have on file in case the need for testing arises later in the school year, simply click here to fill out the HIPPA-compliant consent form.

If the student is kept home ill or develops symptoms outside of school hours, the school will not provide a COVID test. If you need help finding another testing location, please email Home tests will not be accepted.

What is Coronavirus, or COVID-19?

It is a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. This is an ongoing investigation and information is changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Centers for Disease Control's website:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has created a Fact Sheet: COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Fact Sheet which is available on their COVID-19 Resource Center.

The Butler County Health Department has a resource page as well:

There is also a comic that can help explain the virus to children:

Frequently Asked Questions