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4K classes go virtual at Salem Grade School after 2 people test positive

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 23:52:19-04

SALEM  — Two classrooms at Salem Grade School will be quarantined after two people tested positive for coronavirus.

Salem School District and the Kenosha County Division of Health have decided that all 4K students will move to virtual instruction until Oct. 22, when they will return to in-person teaching.

People who have been identified as having close contact with the people who tested positive will receive a letter, asking them to quarantine for two weeks.

“Salem students, families, and staff have been amazing in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, due to our configuration and the number of staff who will be affected, we have made a decision to move our 4K on-site instruction to virtual instruction only. Our 4K students will resume regularly scheduled on-site instruction on Thursday, October 22nd," said Dr. Connie Valenza, Salem District Administrator in a statement Friday.

Close contacts include those who:

● Had direct physical contact with any of the infected individuals (e.g.: a hug or handshake).
● Were within six feet of any of the COVID-19-positive individuals for more than 15 minutes.
● Had contact with respiratory secretions from any of the infected individuals (e.g.: were coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items.

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