4th COVID case confirmed at Frenchtown schools

Frenchtown School
Posted at 1:17 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 20:22:58-04

FRENCHTOWN — A fourth positive COVID-19 case has been reported in the Frenchtown School District.

A letter sent out to parents on Wednesday states that the latest confirmed case originated in Frenchtown Middle School.

The individual has not been in school since Friday, however, participated in a non-school function, therefore, several middle school students are now close contacts, according to the letter.

The Missoula City-County Health Department was contacted by the Frenchtown School District and an investigation is currently underway.

Superintendent Les Meyer confirmed on Monday that three positive cases had been reported.

MCCHD reported on Wednesday that there 17 additional COVID-19 cases -- as well as 612 ctive cases -- in Missoula County.

Read the full letter below:

9-23-20 - Frenchtown Schools wants you to know that last night we were informed of a positive case in the Middle School. The individual has not been in school Friday, through Tuesday. However, the individual participated in a non-school function, therefore, several MS students are now close contacts.. County health has been contacted and will start the process. Thanks.

I want you to know that the individual that tested positive on Monday, was gone on Monday, and became symptomatic on Monday; therefore the county health determined that no close contacts were in school since they go back 48 hours once symptoms occur.

Thanks all. This is challenging for sure. We currently have 4 cases, quite a few close contacts of course, but as far as we know, none of our close contacts have been confirmed as positive cases. We do have some others out; however, they are close contacts of cases that are outside of our schools.

We hope you have a great Wednesday.