Meade School Board to look at quarantine policy

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Meade School Board will meet again today in special session to determine if they want to develop a new policy concerning quarantine of close contacts.

That follows last week’s regularly scheduled meeting in which board members learned about the difficulties about how to quarantine students who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Don Kirkegaard says the real issue is contact tracing and quarantine. He says high school administrators spent part of last weekend and all day last Monday making calls to parents to let them know their student had been in close proximity to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsom-Rysdon discussed the situation.

Malsom-Rysdon said it’s a collaborative process.

Sturgis Brown High School Principal Pete Wilson says it’s the new normal for schools all across the state.