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This dashboard is meant to provide a place for individuals to report positive cases of COVID-19 as well as a place for families to find COVID-19 information and resources.

In an effort to keep students and staff healthy, positive cases of COVID-19 and close contacts must be reported:

  • If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please click on the button below to fill out this form.

  • If you are a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, please click on the button below to fill out this form.

    After reporting, you will receive a call from our district's Point of Contact or designee.

  • If your child has been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 outside of school, please click on the button below to fill out this form.

  • If you are a staff member who has been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 outside of school, please click on the button below to fill out this form.

    After reporting, you will receive a call from our district's Point of Contact or designee.

positive case reporting

close contact reporting

If you have questions about how to report a positive case or a close contact, you may contact your child's school nurse or our district's Point of Contact, Mrs. Loretta Allen: (870) 321-0226.

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Current Status

Yellow: Masks are optional (Status change: September 16, 2021).

ACHI.net/COVID19 is generally updated on Thursdays by 1:00 p.m. using data collected the previous Monday.

Family Reporting

For confirmed COVID-19 cases or close contacts outside of school:

Families must reach out as soon as possible when there is a member of the household that has been in close contact with an individual confirmed as COVID-19 positive. Your name and information will be kept private and confidential. Fill out the appropriate forms through the button links above. If you need help reach out by telephone:

(870) 321-0226
Loretta Allen, COVID-19 Point of Contact

If your child is waiting for results from a COVID-19 test, please keep them home until you receive the results.

District Notification Process

For confirmed close contact exposure in the school district:

Families of students who have been identified as probable close contacts to a confirmed COVID-19 case at school will be notified as soon as possible.

  1. Parents will be notified of any probable close contact their child may have had at school

  2. Affected families will be asked to quarantine

  3. The Department of Health will contact the family for further guidance

Please note that due to confidentiality requirements, the district's Point of Contact or designee will not be able to release any information about the person your child was exposed to who tested positive for COVID-19.

If your child is waiting for results from a COVID-19 test, please keep them home until you receive the results.

Additional Resources

Mask Advisory Resolution

Ready for Learning: Safe Start to School Considerations

current quarantine guidance

COVID-19 Positive Case Information

This information is updated on weekdays when school is in session, on weekends if positive cases exist, and weekly/monthly when school is not in session:

Definition of Probable Close Contact - District identified individuals that have likely been within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24-hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. This person(s) will be expected to self-quarantine immediately for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive case and await their Close Contact status to be confirmed by ADH Contact Tracing. A quick response to identify and quarantine will slow the possible transmission of the virus.

If both parties (the infected person and the probable close contact) were properly wearing a face covering, the probable close contact will not be required to quarantine unless he/she begins experiencing symptoms. If a probable close contact is fully vaccinated, he/she will not be required to quarantine unless he/she begins experiencing symptoms.

For information about possible early returns, please contact your child's school nurse.

Students and families or employees will be contacted individually if they are classified as probable close contacts.