Simply days after public schools around the state reopened their doors for the first time given that March, at least one student and one school team member have evaluated positive for the coronavirus In the Greenfield-Central Neighborhood School Corporation, 20 miles east of Indianapolis, a student tested favorable for the infection on the very first day back to class.
Superintendent Harold Olin sent an email to parents of trainees at Greenfield-Central Junior High School Thursday afternoon informing them that a student at the school had tested positive.
Olin informed The Associated Press the district was notified of the favorable test by the Hancock County Health Department and that the student participated in school just for part of the day Thursday. The student was tested for the infection days earlier, he stated, and it appears the student attended school prior to receiving the results.
” This actually does not alter our plans,” Olin stated of reopening schools. “We knew that we would have a positive case eventually in the fall. We just did not believe it would take place on Day One.”
In response, the school district enacted its “Positive COVID-19 Test Protocol,” which included separating the trainee in the school center. Any staff or trainees who check favorable for the coronavirus can return to school just after isolating at home for 10 days and permitting at least 72 hours to pass since revealing symptoms. That personnel member has actually not been at the school this week and did not have close contact with anyone else at the school.