(Waynesville)–The Waynesville R-VI School District received notification on Thursday that another student at Waynesville Middle School and a student at Waynesville High School have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Both students were not in school Thursday. Unless parents are notified otherwise, their students may remain in school, per guidance from the Pulaski County Health Department. In an effort to be transparent regarding COVID-19 cases, the district has created a COVID-19 Dashboard to track staff and student positive cases and the number in isolation/quarantine. Information on positive cases, broken down by school and by students and staff, are available at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Domain/1938 and will be updated on Tuesdays. Please note that isolation/quarantine counts include those who are positive, those reported by the health department as being on isolation/quarantine, individuals who have been instructed to isolate by their providers, those who made a personal decision to isolate, those who are observing travel quarantines per Fort Leonard Wood guidelines, and those who have isolated while pending test results. Wearing masks and keeping socially distanced has kept the close contact list to a limited number of students. The district asks that parents continue to reinforce these preventive measures so that the district can continue to keep students safe in school. Under the direction of the Pulaski County Health Department, students who have had close contact with the positive cases will be contacted privately and will be in isolation for 14 days. Parents of the students who came in close contact with this individual have been or will be contacted privately by the Waynesville R-VI School District. The district immediately conducted extra deep cleaning in impacted areas and will continue to follow all recommended safety guidelines.