Reported COVID-19 Cases

  • All COVID-19 cases reported to Lawrence Public Schools will be listed here.

    Lawrence Public Schools follows the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment guidelines.

    Upon being notified of a positive case of COVID-19 relating to our schools or worksites, Lawrence Public Schools will:

    • Isolate individuals, if present on campus.
    • Consult with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health (LDCPH).
      • LDCPH or other public health officials will order isolation of the infected person for 10 days after symptom onset (or specimen collection for asymptomatic cases) with symptoms improving and fever-free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
      • Cases admitted to the Intensive Care Unit are required to isolate 20 days from symptom onset.
    • Close and thoroughly clean and disinfect any affected areas.
    • Conduct contact tracing within Lawrence Public Schools to identify any "close contacts."
      • All schools are mandated infectious disease reporters, so they can provide lists of contacts to public health officials without parental or patient consent. 
      • Close contact is defined as within 6 ft. for 10 minutes or more of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case OR contact with the respiratory particles (e.g. sneezed/coughed on, kissing, sharing of utensils, etc.) of the infectious individual; someone who lives with or stayed overnight with the infectious person; or within 6 ft. for 10 cumulative minutes or more during a 24-hour period of high-risk activity.
      • Cloth masks do no exclude someone from being identified as a close contact.
      • Individuals are not considered a close contact or at high risk for exposure unless contacted by the school or public health officials.
      • Individuals who maintained 6 ft. of distance will not be considered a close contact.
    • Work with LDCPH to notify close contacts of mandatory quarantine.
      • Quarantine applies to those who were exposed to prevent ongoing transmission of the disease.
      • The length of quarantine is 10 days following the last potential exposure to a suspected or positive case.
      • Only direct contacts are placed in quarantine (i.e. A classmate of a student with a positive case is a direct contact; the classmate's siblings and parents are secondary contacts.)
      • Quarantine means staying home, monitoring your health, and maintaining social distancing (at least 6 ft.) from others. If around other people in or outside of the home, they should wear a cloth face covering and maintain 6 ft. of distance. They should continue practicing everyday healthy habits, such as hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, refraining from sharing household items, and cleaning and disinfecting items and surfaces. These measures will help protect them and the people around them.
      • Having a negative COVID test does not exempt the individual from finishing the full 10-day quarantine.
      • If the individual has not developed symptoms by the end of the 10 days, they may end quarantine. A negative COVID test is not required to resume regular activities after quarantine.
      • The symptoms of COVID-19 may include a new or atypical cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever ≥100.0, chills, congestion/runny nose, sore throat, headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or muscle or body aches. If the individual develops these symptoms, they should call their health care provider or LDCPH to let them know they are self-quarantined and to report their symptoms prior to seeking care.
      • If the individual is ill and being tested for COVID-19, they should stay home until test results are known and follow the instructions of their health care provider.
    • Determine potential closure of the classroom, school, or worksite.
      • The decision to close all or part of a building will be made in conjunction with LDCPH. Considerations include:
        • How much contact did the positive case have with others in the building?
        • Is the building the source of an outbreak?
        • Have efforts been made to break transmission chains (intensity, frequency, and duration of interactions), but the transmission is still occurring?
        • Is the spread within the building higher than what’s occurring within the community?
    • Notify staff and school families of the affected school or worksite.
    • Protect the privacy of the person with COVID-19.

       

    The following COVID-19 cases have been reported to Lawrence Public Schools.

    Report Date, Location, Description, Last Date on Campus  

     

    5/10/2021          Pinckney Elementary

    Two students (same family) last at school 5/3/21.

     

    4/26/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school 4/19/21.

     

    4/26/2021          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A student last at school 4/19/21.

     

    4/26/2021          Billy Mills Middle School

    A student last at school 4/19/21.

     

    4/19/2021          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus 4/16/21.

     

    4/15/2021          Woodlawn Elementary

    An adult (not a district employee) working in the building on 4/13/21.

     

    4/2/2021            Free State High

    A student last on campus 4/1/21.

     

    4/2/2021            Lawrence High

    A student last on campus 4/1/21.

     

    3/31/2021          Deerfield Elementary

    An adult (not a district employee) working in the building on 3/30/21.

     

    3/29/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school 3/24/21.

     

    3/29/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 3/18/21.

     

    3/29/2021          Kennedy Elementary

    An adult (not a district employee) working in the building on 3/25/21.

     

    3/24/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 3/22/21.

     

    3/24/2021          Langston Hughes Elementary

    A student last at school 3/19/21.

     

    3/24/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school 3/22/21.

     

    3/23/2021          Langston Hughes Elementary

    A staff member last at school 3/22/21.

     

    3/22/2021          Langston Hughes Elementary

    Two students (same family) last at school on 3/19/21.

     

    3/18/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 3/15/21.

     

    3/15/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school 3/2/21.

     

    3/15/2021          Kennedy Elementary

    A child in the early childhood program last at school 3/2/21.

     

    3/15/2021          Deerfield Elementary

    Two students (same family) last at school 3/4/21.

     

    3/2/2021            West Middle School/Southwest Middle School

    A student last at West MS 2/25/21 and at Southwest MS 2/27/21.

     

    3/1/2021            Free State High

    A student last at school 2/19/21.

     

    3/1/2021            Lawrence High

    A student last at school 2/26/21.

     

    2/24/2021          Lawrence High

    A student last at school 2/22/21.

     

    2/23/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school 2/9/21.

     

    2/22/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 2/9/21.

     

    2/19/2021          Broken Arrow Elementary

    A student last at school 2/11/21.

     

    2/16/2021          Lawrence High

    Two staff members last at school 2/11/21 and 2/12/21, respectively.

     

    2/15/2021          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    Two students (from same family) last at school 2/4/21.

     

    2/11/2021        West Middle School

    A student last at school 2/4/21.


    2/8/2021          Sunset Hill Elementary

    A student last at school 2/4/21.

      
    2/8/2021          Free State High

    A student last at school 1/25/21.

     

    2/8/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 1/28/21.

     

    2/5/2021          Broken Arrow Elementary

    A staff member last at school 2/2/21.

     

    2/5/2021          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A student last at school 1/25/21.

     

    2/5/2021          Billy Mills Middle School

    A staff member and two students (unrelated cases) last at school on 1/28/21, 1/28/21, and 1/29/21, respectively.

     

    2/4/2021          Deerfield Elementary

    A student last at school 2/2/21.

     

    2/3/2021          Kennedy Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 2/1/21.

     

    2/2/2021          Lawrence High

    A student last at school on 1/29/21.

     

    2/1/2021          Kennedy Elementary

    A student last at school 1/29/21.

     

    2/1/2021          West Middle School

    A student last at school on 1/29/21.

     

    2/1/2021          Free State High

    A student last at school 1/27/21.

     

    2/1/2021          Lawrence High

    A contractor last working on-site 1/28/21.

     

    1/29/2021          Hillcrest Elementary

    A staff member last at school 1/19/21.

     

    1/29/2021          Lawrence High

    Two students last on campus on 1/27/21 and 1/28/21, respectively.

     

    1/28/2021          Billy Mills Middle School

    Two students (unrelated cases) last at school 1/28/21.

     

    1/27/2021          Deerfield Elementary

    A student last at school 1/21/21.

     

    1/27/2021          Lawrence High

    A contractor last working on-site 1/26/21.

     

    1/25/2021          Lawrence College and Career Center

    A student last at school on 1/21/21.

     

    1/25/2021          Lawrence High

    A staff member last at school 1/21/21.

     

    1/22/2021          Southwest Middle School

    Two students last at school on 1/15/21.

     

    1/21/2021          Sunflower Elementary

    A staff member last at school 1/19/21.

     

    1/21/2021          Prairie Park Elementary

    A student (presumed positive case) last at school on 1/15/21.

     

    1/19/2021          Free State High

    A staff member last at school 1/15/21.

     

    1/19/2021          New York Elementary

    A student last at school 1/8/21.

     

    1/16/2021          Sunset Hill Elementary

    A staff member last at school 1/15/21.

     

    1/15/2021          Quail Run Elementary

    A student last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/15/2021          Broken Arrow Elementary

    A student last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/15/2021          Lawrence High

    A student last at school 1/7/21.

     

    1/14/2021          Lawrence High

    A staff member last in the building for a short time on 1/6/21.

     

    1/14/2021          Free State High

    A student last on campus 1/13/21.

     

    1/14/2021          West Middle School

    A student last at school for only a short time on 1/14/21.

     

    1/13/2021          Lawrence High

    A staff member last at school 1/7/21.

     

    1/12/2021          East Heights

    A student last in the building on 12/18/20.

     

    1/12/2021          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A staff member last in the building (only briefly before school hours) on 1/7/21.

     

    1/11/2021         Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/17/20.

     

    1/11/2021         Sunset Hill Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/18/20.

     

    1/8/2021           Langston Hughes Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/18/20.

     

    1/8/2021          Woodlawn Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/18/20.

     

    1/8/2021           Deerfield Elementary

    Two students (same family) last at school 12/17/20.

     

    1/8/2021            Schwegler Elementary

    A staff member last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/8/2021            Billy Mills Middle School

    A student last at school 12/17/20.

     

    1/8/2021            Quail Run Elementary

    A staff member last at school 1/6/21. 

     

    1/7/2021           Deerfield Elementary

    Three students (same family) last at school 12/17/20.

     

    1/7/2021            Free State High

    A staff member last at school 12/11/20.

     

    1/7/2021           Deerfield Elementary

    A student (presumed positive) last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/7/2021            New York Elementary

    A staff member last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/7/2021            Cordley Elementary

    A student at school for ten minutes on 1/7/21.

     

    1/6/2021            Schwegler Elementary

    A staff member last at school 12/18/20.

     

    1/5/2021            Educational Support Center

    A staff member last at work 12/18/20.

     

    1/5/2021            West Middle School

    A student last at school 12/17/20.

     

    1/5/2021            Deerfield Elementary

    A student last at school 12/17/20.

     

    12/19/20-1/4/2021 (Reported during Winter Recess)

    • Prairie Park/Kennedy Elementary staff member last in these two buildings on 12/17/20 and 12/18/20, respectively.
    • Educational Support Center staff member (presumed positive) last at work 12/18/20.
    • Prairie Park Elementary student last at school 12/17/20.
    • Two Quail Run Elementary staff members last at school 12/18/20.
    • A Billy Mills Middle School student last at school 12/11/20.
    • Deerfield Elementary staff member last at school 12/18/20.
    • Three Deerfield Elementary students (same family/presumed positive) last at school 12/18/20.
    • Free State High staff member last at school 12/15/20.
    • Lawrence High staff member last at school 12/18/20.
    • Facilities & Operations staff member last at work 12/22/20.
    • Quail Run Elementary student (presumed positive) last at school 12/18/20.

     

    12/18/2020          Quail Run Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/11/20.

     

    12/18/2020          Sunset Hill Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/14/20.

     

    12/18/2020          Billy Mills Middle School

    A student last at school on 12/11/20.

     

    12/18/2020          Lawrence College and Career Academy

    A student last on campus on 12/17/20.

     

    12/17/2020          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus on 12/12/20.

     

    12/17/2020          Schwegler Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/8/20.

     

    12/17/20              Billy Mills Middle School

    A student last at school on 12/3/20.

     

    12/16/2020          Billy Mills Middle School

    A staff member last at school on 12/1/20.

     

    12/15/2020          Free State High

    Two unrelated cases: a staff member last at school on 12/11/20, and a student.

     

    12/14/2020          Hillcrest Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/11/20.

     

    12/14/2020          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus on 12/11/20.

     

    12/14/2020          Prairie Park Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/4/20.

     

    12/14/2020          Free State High

    Three unrelated reports: a staff member (last at school 12/7/20) and two students (last at school 12/11/20 and 11/24/20).

     

    12/10/2020          Pinckney Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/8/20.

     

    12/10/2020          Free State High

    Three unrelated cases: a staff member last at school 12/8/20 and two students last at school 12/7/20.

     

    12/10/2020          Schwegler Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/8/20.

     

    12/10/2020          Prairie Park Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/8/20.

     

    12/9/2020            Hillcrest Elementary

    A student last at school on 12/1/20.

     

    12/9/2020            Kennedy Elementary

    A student last at school on 11/24/20.

     

    12/9/2020            Sunflower Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/7/20.

     

    12/9/2020            Lawrence Virtual School - LVS

    A staff member last in the building on 12/3/20.

     

    12/9/2020            Cordley Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/9/20.

     

    12/8/2020            Woodlawn Elementary

    Related report of three students who were last at school on 11/20/20.

     

    12/8/2020            Deerfield Elementary

    Two unrelated student reports: a student last at school 11/24/20, and a student presumed positive due to household exposure last at school on 11/23/20. 

     

    12/7/2020            New York Elementary

    A staff member last at school 12/4/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Billy Mills Middle School

    A staff member last at school on 11/30/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A student last at school on 11/17/20.

     

    12/7/2020            West Middle School

    A staff member last at school on 12/4/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Southwest Middle School

    Two unrelated cases involving students last at school on 11/30/20 and 12/3/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Schwegler Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 11/25/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Free State High

    A student last on campus on 12/5/20.

     

    12/7/2020            Lawrence High

    A staff member last at school on 12/1/20.

     

    12/4/2020            West Middle School

    A student last at school on 12/4/20.

     

    12/4/2020            Lawrence High

    A student last at school on 11/27/20.

     

    12/4/2020            Hillcrest Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 12/2/20.

     

    12/3/2020            Free State High

    A staff member who was last at school 12/2/20.

     

    12/3/2020            Prairie Park Elementary

    A student last at school 12/1/20.

     

    12/2/2020            Broken Arrow Elementary

    A staff member last at school 11/30/20.

     

    12/2/2020            Lawrence High

    A student who was last on campus on 11/30/20 tested positive after family exposure. Two staff members with probable cases due to symptoms and family exposure were last on campus on 11/24/20 and 12/1/20. The three cases are unrelated.

     

    12/1/2020            Lawrence High

    A student with a probable case due to family exposure. The student was last at school on 11/23/20.

     

    11/30/2020          Free State High

    Three unrelated cases: a staff member last at school 11/24/20 and two students last at school on 11/19/20 and 11/20/20. 

     

    11/30/2020          Educational Support Center

    A staff member last at work in the building on 11/25/20.

     

    11/30/2020          Kennedy Elementary

    A student last at school 11/19/20.

     

    11/30/2020          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A student last at school 11/19/20.

     

    11/30/2020          Lawrence High

    Two unrelated cases: students last at school on 11/19/20 and 11/24/20.

              

    11/24/2020          Langston Hughes Elementary

    A student last at school on 11/24/20.

     

    11/24/2020          Schwegler Elementary

    Two students from the same household, who were last at school on 11/19/20.

     

    11/24/2020          Southwest Middle School

    A staff member last at school on 11/20/20.

     

    11/24/2020          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus on 11/18/20.

     

    11/23/2020          Free State High

    A student last on campus on 11/18/2020.

     

    11/23/2020          Kennedy Elementary

    A staff member with a probable case due to known exposure, who was last at school on 11/19/20.

     

    11/23/2020          Sunflower Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 11/12/20/

     

    11/23/2020          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus on 11/16/20. 

     

    11/23/2020          Southwest Middle School

    A student last on campus on 11/13/20.

     

    11/23/2020          Broken Arrow Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 11/13/20.

     

    11/23/2020         Lawrence High

    A student with a probable case due to family exposure, who was last on campus 11/10/20.

     

    11/23/2020          Hillcrest Elementary

    A staff member with a probable case due to family exposure, who was last at school on 11/17/20.

     

    11/20/2020          Lawrence High

    A student with a probable case due to family exposure, who was last at school on 11/17/20.

     

    11/20/2020          Langston Hughes Elementary

    Two students presumed positive due to non-school exposure. They were last at school on 11/17/20.

     

    11/20/2020          New York Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/13/20. 

     

    11/19/2020          East Heights

    A staff member last in the building on 11/17/20.

     

    11/18/2020          Deerfield Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/13/20.

     

    11/18/2020          Lawrence High

    A student last on campus on 11/12/20.

     

    11/17/2020          Cordley Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/13/20. 

     

    11/17/2020          Lawrence High

    A staff member last in the building on 11/11/20.

     

    11/17/2020          Lawrence College & Career Center

    A staff member last in the building on 11/9/20.

     

    11/16/2020          West Middle School

    Two students last at school on 11/7/20.

     

    11/16/2020          Billy Mills Middle School

    A student last at school on 10/29/20.

     

    11/16/2020          Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

    A staff member last in the building on 11/2/20.

     

    11/16/2020          Sunflower Elementary

    Three staff presumed positive cases; they were last in the building on 11/13/20. 

     

    11/16/2020          Schwegler Elementary

    A staff member working remotely who was last in the building on 11/7/20.

     

    11/16/2020          Free State High

    A staff member last in the building on 11/2/20.

     

    11/13/2020          Kennedy Elementary

    An Early Childhood staff member last at school on 11/9/20.

     

    11/13/2020          Broken Arrow Elementary

    A staff member last at school on 11/8/20.

     

    11/13/2020         Lawrence High School

    A staff member exposed outside of school, who was last on campus 11/9/20. (Unrelated to previous cases.)

     

    11/12/2020           Prairie Park Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/4/2020.

     

    11/12/2020           Lawrence High

    A staff member last in the building on 11/4/2020.

     

    11/11/2020           Southwest Middle School

    A staff member last in the building on 11/5/2020.

     

    11/10/2020           Woodlawn Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/3/2020.

     

    11/10/2020           West Middle School

    A student who was last in the building on 11/2/2020.

     

    11/10/2020           Educational Support Center

    A staff member who last worked in the building on 10/27/2020.

     

    11/10/2020           Lawrence High

    Three staff members who last worked in the building on 11/6/2020.

     

    11/9/2020             Lawrence Virtual School

    A Greenbush Education Service Center staff member; Greenbush rents office space at LVS.

     

    11/9/2020             Lawrence High

    A staff member who was last in the building on 11/4/2020.

     

    11/9/2020            New York Elementary

    A staff member who was last in the building on 11/5/2020.

     

    11/9/2020             Billy Mills Middle School

    A staff member who was last in the building on 11/9/2020.

     

    11/5/2020             First Student, USD 497's transportation provider 

    Two bus drivers and a monitor serving secondary school routes the week of 11/2/2020. 

     

    11/5/2020            West Middle School

    A student who last attended school on 11/2/2020.

     

    11/5/2020             Prairie Park Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 10/23/2020.

     

    11/5/2020            New York Elementary

    A presumed positive case due to a student's illness and exposure to a family member with COVID-19. The student attended school the week of 11/2/2020.

     

    11/5/2020             Kennedy Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 11/2/2020.

     

    11/5/2020            Quail Run Elementary

    A staff member last in the building on 10/30/2020.

     

    11/3/2020             Broken Arrow Elementary
    A staff member who was last in the building on 10/30/2020.

     

    11/2/2020             Billy Mills Middle School

    A staff member who last worked in the building on 10/29/2020.

     

    11/2/2020             Educational Support Center

    A staff member who last worked at the district office on 10/21/2020.

     

    10/27/2020           Kennedy Elementary

    A staff member who last worked in the building on 10/7/2020.

     

    10/27/2020           Educational Support Center

    An employee who last worked at the district office on 10/26/2020.

     

    10/25/2020          Douglas County Corrections Day School

    A student who last attended the program on 10/21/2020.

     

    10/23/2020          Pinckney Elementary

    A staff member who was last in the building on 10/16/2020.

     

    10/18/2020          Free State High

    A staff member who was last in the building on 10/16/2020.

     

    10/18/2020          Free State High

    A student who was last at school on 10/15/2020.

     

    10/6/2020           West Middle School

    A staff member who had last worked in the building on 9/30/20.

     

    10/5/2020           Educational Support Center

    An employee who had last worked at the district office on 9/28/2020.

     

    9/25/2020           Hillcrest Elementary

    A Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence staff member who had worked in the building the week of 9/21/2020.

     

    9/21/2020           Sunflower Elementary

    A Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence staff member who had worked in the building the week of 9/14/2020.

     

    9/20/2020           Facilities & Operations

    An employee who had worked in the office on 9/18/2020.

     

    9/20/2020           Lawrence High

    A student who had participated in materials distribution on 9/14/2020.

     

    9/19/2020           Lawrence High

    A student who had participated in football practice on 9/17/2020. 

     

    9/18/2020          Sunflower Elementary

    A Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence staff member who had worked in the building the week of 9/14/2020.

     

    9/14/2020          Broken Arrow Elementary

    An adult who had worked in the building on 9/8/2020. (Unrelated to the 9/12/20 report.)

     

    9/14/2020          Lawrence High

    An adult who had worked on the building renovations on 9/8/2020.

     

    9/12/2020          Broken Arrow Elementary
    Probable case: A staff member who had worked in the building on 9/4/2020.

     

    9/8/2020            New York Elementary

    An adult who had worked in the building on 9/4/2020.

     

    9/5/2020            Free State High

    A student who had participated in football practice on 9/3/2020. 

     

    9/4/2020            Lawrence High

    A staff member who had worked in the building on 9/1/2020.

     

    8/27/2020          Free State High

    A student who had participated in football practice on 8/19/2020.

     

    8/24/2020          Free State High         

    An adult who had worked in a classroom on 8/21/2020. 

     

    8/20/2020          Educational Support Center

    An employee at the district office.

     

    8/20/2020          Lawrence High           

    Two students who had participated in summer cross country practice on 8/19/2020.

     

    8/19/2020          Lawrence High           

    A student who had participated in the summer marching band program.

     

    7/28/2020          Free State High         

    A student who had participated in the football summer strength and conditioning program on 7/24/2020.

     

    5/28/2020          Lawrence High           

    An adult who had worked on the facility construction project on 5/19/2020.