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in the school that something like this would occur at some time during the school year, which started for students on Sept. 1. Just eight days into the year, it already did.
Lindner said the school was careful in dealing with this first case as any infection has the chance of affecting the entire operation.
“Our goal is to stay open as long as we possibly can. That is why we did what we did,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure everyone is safe and we are erring on the side of caution.”
The county has set the 14-day quarantine time frame as it is believed to be necessary for any person who has had first contact with an infected person to pass through the virus incubation and onset period. Since those people were directly in contact with a person who tested positive, they will be watched for symptoms and advised to get tested themselves if any arise.
The students who are in quarantine will now be taught virtually in their homes. The school will be getting the students their laptop computers, and they will sit in on classes from home or view the recorded versions.
“Our teachers, I think, are doing a good job of communicating with them to make sure they know where those kids are at,” Lindner said.
The positive case also forced the school to push back the start of junior high football and volleyball practices from Monday to Wednesday. The students who are in quarantine will not be allowed to participate in those activities until they have gone through the 14-day period.
Lindner said the district is trying to provide the best education it can while also safeguarding from a COVID-19 outbreak that could send everyone home.
“We’re trying to protect everyone and stop the spread,” he said. “We’ll just work together and get through it.”