On September 11, 2020, the Salem R-80 School District was notified that one staff member at William Lynch, one district staff member, one student from the high school, and one student from the Upper Elementary have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The students, their families, and other staff members in close contact with these individuals are being notified by the Dent County Health Department as it relates to possible quarantines. We are working closely with them to assist with contact tracing and have been advised that a full district closure is not necessary at this time.

The Salem R-80 School District will continue to work closely with local health officials to monitor evolving circumstances and revise our plans as needed. We have placed a dashboard on our website where you can view reporting information for the entire district.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to keep our schools safe, healthy, and open.