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COVID-19 Dashboard

Ankeny Community School District is guided by state laws which prevent schools from mandating face masks and requires school districts in Iowa to provide on-site learning. However, students, staff, and others on district property are permitted to wear masks; disposable masks are available in our buildings for those who wish to wear them.

Per guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Ankeny Community School District will treat COVID-19 similar to influenza and other common child illnesses. Students who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 in or outside of school are not required to quarantine and should monitor for symptoms.

Due to health department changes in quarantine requirements, Ankeny Community School District will not contact trace to identify individuals as “close contacts” who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting. As necessary, all Ankeny school buildings are sending notifications to families to indicate potential exposure to positive case(s) of COVID-19.

The dashboard below has been created to provide parents with “at-a-glance” positive case information, based on self-reported information. It is updated once a week and date stamped. An asterisk (*) denotes at least one but fewer than four (4) cases within a given reporting category and is provided in lieu of a specific number to protect privacy.

Transmission levels as of Friday, September 17, 2021 in Polk County are High. For more information please visit the CDC website. This website includes an integrated county view by state.

For more information on our health and mitigation practices please review our Return to Learn Addendum here.


The information in the table is only for the past week, not cumulative. (Date range for this week: 9.10.21 – 9.16.21). Page last updated on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:00am.

*denotes at least 1 but less than 4 positive cases reported

Staff Testing Positive Students Testing Positive
Elementary Total 7 41
Ashland Ridge * 15
Crocker * 8
East 0 0
Heritage 0 *
Northeast * 5
Northwest 0 0
Prairie Trail 0 4
Rock Creek * *
Southeast * *
Westwood 0 *
Terrace Learning Center (Preschool) 0 *
Secondary Total 12 51
Parkview * 12
Prairie Ridge 4 14
Northview 0 9
Southview * 4
Ankeny High * 5
Ankeny Centennial * 7
Overall Total 21* 92

* Includes staff who work in positions outside of elementary and/or secondary buildings.

The information in this dashboard is based on self-reports to the District which have not been verified. This dashboard will be updated weekly on Fridays. If your child should test positive for COVID-19, please notify your student’s principal or school nurse right away. Your school nurse or school official will provide information on when you can return back to school. For questions, you are directed to contact your health care provider or Polk County Health at 515-286-3798.


Count of Self-Reported COVID Positive Cases Over Time Since Initial 2021-2022 Report, by Student / Staff and Grade Range (Weekly, 8.13.21 – 9.16.21).

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Count of Self-Reported COVID Positive Student and Staff Cases Over Time Since Initial 2021-2022 Report (8.13.21 – 9.16.21)

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Distribution of Self-Reported COVID Positive Cases, by Student / Staff and Grade Range (8.13.21 – 9.16.21)

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Student Absence Average

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Stafft Absence Average

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