COVID-19 case reported at Schoolcraft Community Schools

SCHOOLCRAFT, MI — Schoolcraft Community Schools reported a positive coronavirus case this week.

One individual tested positive and others are in quarantine, the school district in Kalamazoo County said Sunday, Oct. 4.

The positive case was at the middle school, and the middle school volleyball teams are being quarantined, the district said in a post to Facebook.

“We are extremely pleased our protocols were in place and followed to help mitigate this incident,” the district said. “Our staff and students have done a great job socially distancing themselves, wearing masks, following handwashing guidelines, and keeping our facilities clean.”

The district is working closely with the Kalamazoo County Health Department to notify anyone in close contact with the individual they must quarantine. As per the CDC guidelines, those that have been in close contact are defined as being within six feet of the individual for 15 minutes or more.

The district’s students returned to in-person learning on Aug. 31.

“It is extremely important that parents/guardians monitor their children closely and complete at-home screening each day, including a temperature check, prior to sending their child to school,” the district said. “Please notify the school if your child is exhibiting any symptoms and keep them home until you can see your healthcare provider.”

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