COVID-19 case confirmed at South Middle School

(Associated Press)
Published: Sep. 5, 2020 at 3:03 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Eau Claire City-County Health Department has confirmed a case of COVID-19 out of South Middle School.

The health department is working with the district according to health department director Lieske Giese.

In the letter sent to parents and students on Friday, the health department says the school will be cleaned and disinfected and that anyone who closely interacted with the COVID positive individual would be notified and told to quarantine for 14 days.

The health department says the positive individual will not be allowed back into school until the health department deems them to no longer be infectious.

Superintendent Mike Johnson says the district expected positive cases. He could not specify whether the individual who tested positive is a student or staff member.

Johnson says the health department is in the process of contact tracing.

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