Update - COVID 19

We have four confirmed student cases of COVID-19 that have been reported (three students at Diamond High School and one student at Diamond Middle School). Individuals who were in close contact with the four students who tested positive have been notified to quarantine for 14 days. The district is taking all precautions consistent with the Newton County Health Department requirements and recommendations.

Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the names of the students or details that may identify this person. We are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms daily and keep your child home if they show any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Information about monitoring for symptoms and the rest of our Re-entry and Reopening Guidelines can be found on the COVID tab on our website at

Wildcat Strong!


Dr. Keith White
Superintendent, Diamond R-IV
401 South Main St.
Diamond, MO 64840
[email protected]
(417) 325-5188