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Central High School of Westosha student tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 18:08:33-04

KENOSHA — One student at the Central High School of Westosha has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district announced Thursday.

Westosha School District and the Kenosha County Division of Health say this is the first confirmed case at the high school since students returned for hybrid learning on Sept. 1.

The student attended school on Monday and Tuesday. However, the student displayed no symptoms at that time, according to the school district.

The student is now in isolation for 10 days.

The health department is now involved in contact tracing, and calls all people who had contact with the student to quarantine for two weeks.

Contact includes:

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

“We are working closely with our local health department to ensure impacted students quarantine as needed for the safety and well-being of all. This important safety measure is in place to prevent further spread of infection by those who were in close contact with the COVID-19-positive individual," District Administrator John Gendron said in a release Thursday.

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