Lamar R-1 school guidelines for prevention of COVID-19

September 11, 2020

The following has been released by the Lamar R-1 School Health Services team with important information in order to keep everyone healthy and safe.

School guidelines for prevention of COVID-19: It is extremely important for everyone to do their part in keeping the community healthy and provide an optimal learning environment for Lamar students. It is asked of parents or guardians to please be sure to assess their child every day for the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 listed below, before sending them to school.

When to keep your child home: Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing or new onset or worsening, cough or at least two of the following symptoms: Fever (100 F degrees or higher) or chills; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; sore throat, difficulty swallowing due to sore throat, swollen glands; new loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update the list as more is learned about COVID-19.

If the child is sent home with signs/symptoms of COVID 19, he/she will not be able to return for at least 24 hours after being fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications and will be provided information regarding the Barton County Health Department or a healthcare provider.

Be sure to contact the building’s administrator or school nurse immediately if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

Contact tracing is being facilitated through local public health officials at the Barton County Health Department.

Missouri COVID-19 DHSS Hotline for citizens needing guidance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-435-8411.

Lamar schools will continue to distribute the most up-to-date information via their website and Facebook page. For basic questions involving COVID-19 please refer to the guidance and recommendations that are being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located at or call the Barton County Health Department at 417-682-3363.