Six new COVID-19 infections this week in Perry schools


Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks announced Friday that six people tested positive for COVID-19 between Oct. 16-22 in the school district.

  • Perry Middle School – 2 students
  • Perry High School – 3 students, 1 staff member

The Perry School Board’s Return to Learn Plan currently includes full-day, face-to-face instruction with no in-school testing, no contact tracing, no quarantining and no mask recommendation. The plan conforms to guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health in August.

The current population of students and staff in the Perry Community School District numbers about 1,800. Some 60 students and 20 staff members tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the 2020-2021 school year in Perry.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected 53 students and staff members since classes began Aug. 23, according to communications from the PCSD. A total of 81 Perry students and staff tested positive for the virus during the last school year. The list of this year’s cases follows:

8/23-30        PES 1
8/31-9/3       PES 2, PHS 1
9/4-10          PES 1, PMS 2, PHS 3
9/11-9/17     PMS 3, PHS 2
9/18-9/24     PES 1, PMS 3, PES staff 2, PHS staff 2
9/25-10/1     PES 4, PHS 3
10/2-10/8     PES 3, PES staff 2, PMS 2, PHS 2, PHS staff 1
10/9-10/15   PES 3, PES staff 1, PMS 1, PHS 2
10/16-10/22 PMS 2, PHS 3, PHS staff 1


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