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COVID-19 Information for Families

Keeping the Community Informed

The DCG plan is guided by state laws (House File 847, Senate File 160) which prevent schools from mandating face masks and requires school districts in Iowa to provide on-site learning.

Per guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health, DCG Schools will treat COVID-19 similar to influenza and other common child illnesses. Students who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 in or outside of school are not required to quarantine and should monitor for symptoms.

Due to health department changes in quarantine requirements, DCG will not contact trace to identify individuals as “close contacts” who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting.

This chart has been created to provide parents with “at-a-glance” positive case information. It is updated once a week and date stamped at the bottom of the table. An asterisk (*) denotes fewer than five (5) cases and is not disclosed based on the premise of privacy.

DCG COVID-19 Status Update

Building Positive COVID-19 Cases 
Dallas Center Elementary * Staff
* Students
Heritage Elementary * Staff
7 Students
North Ridge Elementary 0 Staff
6 Students
South Prairie Elementary * Staff
5 Students
Middle School 0 Staff
13 Students
Oak View * Staff
19 Students
High School 5 Staff
35 Students
Total Staff 13
Total Students 89

Updated: 1/20/2022. Updates are made every Thursday. Dashboard numbers are reported on a one week timeframe. Disclaimer: The information set forth above is for informational purposes only. Please note this information may not be the most accurate. This information is based on self reporting from our families and staff.

COVID-19 Symptoms 

High-Risk Symptoms Low-Risk Symptoms
New cough Fever
Shortness of breath or
difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell Muscle or body aches
Sore throat
Runny nose