Collins had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kyle Collins, superintendent of the Brookfield R-III School District said in a letter, today, that he was informed that he had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, also called the Coronavirus.

The letter, sent to parents and staff, was also published on the district’s website.

The letter reads:

“Members of the Brookfield R-III School and Community, I write to inform you that I have been identified as a contact of an individual who received a COVID19 laboratory confirmed positive test on Wednesday, March 25th. Out of an abundance of caution, following CDC guidelines and under the direction of our local health officials, I am quarantining myself for the 14-day period to watch for any development of symptoms. I will not return to the District facilities until my period of quarantine has been completed. Please be aware that while I was working within the District passing out educational packets on Monday, March 23, the local health department has informed me that according to CDC data regarding the contagious period, the risk of exposure to the public with this activity is low. The District and I are working with the Linn County Health Department during this time. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Health Department at (660)258-7251. I would like to thank our community for your support and patience during these unprecedented times. We are continuing our work to ensure staff, students, and the community are safe and informed.

Sincerely, Dr. Kyle Collins Superintendent, Brookfield R-III School District”