Positive Test (December 1, 2020)

Published: December 1, 2020

Dear STJ Families,

On December 1, 2020, the St. James R-I School District was notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department that a middle school staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The students, their families, and staff members in close contact with this individual have been or are being notified by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. All students in close contact with this individual were properly wearing masks and will not be quarantined from the academic setting. A member of our staff will communicate distance learning instructions for those who choose to self quarantine.  

If you are not contacted by the health department within 48 hours, your child was not found to be in close contact with the individual who tested positive. The St. James R-I School District will remain in Daily Mode Indicator – Level 3. 

You will be able to view updated reporting information for the entire district about positive tests and present quarantines on our website under the “COVID-19 Resources” tab. 


Merlyn Johnson