COVID-19: Four New Cases Reported At School District In Fairfield County

Clay Curtis
November 26, 2020

Between Thursday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, Staples High School reported 30 new COVID-19 cases, according to the state's COVID-19 schools tracker, while there were less than six at Greens Farms Elementary School.

The school remains open and school buses will continue to run, the board said Monday.

A student at Holy Cross Elementary School in Cold Lake tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson with Lakeland Catholic School Division confirmed Monday.

The decision to go back to distance learning came as the result of an emergency meeting called on Wednesday afternoon, November 18. All of the staff and students within that room are now required to self-isolate.

The email included statistics from the state's Department of Health, citing that incidence rates per 100,000 people had grown to over 254, and the percentage of positive PCR tests for COVID-19 had grown to almost 11 percent in Dauphin County.

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The exposure event occurred at Kwalicum Secondary School on November 18 and 19, according to Island Health. The five positive cases as of November 23 have been confirmed within the last couple of weeks, said officials. The student was in Cohort B, and was in school last on November 13.

A COVID-19 exposure event has been confirmed at Kwalikum Secondary School.

A student at A.M. Cunningham Elementary School tested positive for the virus.

"This decision is not mandated, but it is supported by the San Joaquin County Public Health Officer, therefore allowing the District to determine when in person instruction can resume", district officials said in a letter to parents outlining the distance learning decision.

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