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 total quarantine numbers for both students and staff within a school/building.

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.

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

Return to School Flowchart

Return to school flowchart outlining options for returning to school after a potential exposure/illness

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