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Bristol School in Kenosha Co. closed after 2 employees, 1 student test positive

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 18:56:13-04

BRISTOL — Bristol School in Kenosha County is now closed after two employees and one student tested positive for COVID-19.

The Bristol School District and the Kenosha County Division of Health made the call to close the school's doors until Sept. 29 while the school is deep-cleaned. The entire school will also quarantine for two weeks, District Administrator Dr. David R. Milz said Wednesday.

Bristol Elementary School has 655 grades K4-8 students attending in-person school since Sept. 1.

This comes after two students at Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced Wednesday.

All students, faculty and staff have been required to wear masks throughout the building and maintain social distancing when possible, according to Milz.

Parents are urged to monitor their students and other family members for any COVID-19 symptoms - including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and headaches. Those who do become symptomatic should call their health care provider and seek testing, the school district says.

Kenosha County Health Officer, Dr. Jen Freiheit said in a statement:

“In light of the potential exposure, and [sic] airing towards an abundance of caution, the joint decision was made to protect the school community. All were given close contact letters when they left school today providing further instruction.”

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