Health & Wellness Updates: COVID-19
USD 428 has developed this page to provide updates on the status of COVID-19 and our school community.
Our goal is to protect the health and safety of students and staff in Great Bend Schools and our community.
Updated information will be provided as it becomes available. Parents/guardians can watch for updates via email. This site will also be updated regularly.
The USD 428 District Education Center will be available by phone, email, or stop by the District Education Center during office hours, Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:30pm.
Anyone testing positive for COVID should remain out of school for *five (5) calendar days following onset of symptoms and be fever free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication - whichever is longer. You can see all readmittance policies following contagious diseases on our Student Health page.
Covid-19 Vaccinations are now fully approved and widely available. The Covid-19 vaccine is an option for parents and families. Please contact the Barton County Health Department with any questions.
Barton County Health Department: 1300 Kansas Ave, Great Bend, KS · (620) 793-1902
Everyone can help protect the family
Everyone can help maintain a healthy community and reduce illness with simple healthy practices, adhering to travel guidelines, and reducing contact with others when sick.
Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
Continue practicing preventive actions. This includes washing your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds; cleaning frequently touched surfaces daily, covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and avoiding touching your face.
Practice Social Distancing - Avoid large gatherings and maintain 6' of distance from others whenever possible.
Additional COVID-19 information from official sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention