Here's what you need to know:
- Schools and public health officials can exchange information about a positive student or staff members, which allows them to investigate other possible exposures.
- School districts are advised not to share case counts when there are fewer than 100 students in the total population. Schools that have five or fewer cases shouldn't give out a specific number of cases.
- Some districts have already released that information about their student and staff populations.
- The Iowa Department of Public Health and state education leaders said in a memo this week they will continue to monitor the situation and are ready to change this approach if needed.