3 students test positive for COVID-19 at Diamond R-IV Schools

DIAMOND, Mo. – The Diamond School District confirms three student cases of COVID-19.

The district says two students attend the high school and one student attends the middle school. Individuals who were close contact with the three students who tested positive have been notified to quarantine for 14 days.

The district stated it’s taking all precautions consistent with the Newton County Health Department requirements and recommendations.

“Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the names of the students or details that may identify this person. We are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed,” stated the Diamond School District on social media.

The district asks parents to continue monitoring their children for symptoms daily and keep your child home if they show any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Information about monitoring for symptoms and the rest of our Re-entry and Reopening Guidelines can be found on the COVID tab on our website at https://www.diamondwildcats.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/COVID