Late this afternoon the School District Administration was notified that an employee of the Weber Transportation Company was confirmed as positive for the COVID-19 virus. Contact tracing was initiated immediately. As a result of the contract tracing the Adair County Health Department determined that 11 children from the Early Childhood Learning Center need to be quarantined. No employees of the Kirksville R-III Schools were required to quarantine as a result of this event. While we are saddened that these children are affected in this way, we remain positive that the precautions we have put in place continue to minimize the impact of these events.