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FSMS Covid-19 response
Ted Hessong
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Dear Fort Scott Middle School Families,

Today, Fort Scott School District was notified by the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department that a student at Fort Scott Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result of the COVID-19 positive student, Fort Scott Middle School administration has worked with the SEKMCHD to perform close contact tracing and the families of those students, who are deemed close contacts, have been notified. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, loss of taste and smell, vomiting, and diarrhea. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities, or the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Fort Scott Middle School.


Ted Hessong


USD 234 – Fort School Schools