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COVID-19 case closes Lone Rock Middle School

Lone Rock Middle School
Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 20:45:16-04

STEVENSVILLE — A confirmed COVID-19 case prompted Lone Rock Middle School students to be sent home early on Monday.

Superintendent Robert DoBell stated in a letter that because of "the possible spread the district does not have enough substitutes to cover the entire Middle School."

An emergency school board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on. Monday via zoom to move students from temporary in-person learning to temporary online instruction while the contact tracing is completed.

The zoom meeting information is posted on the school website.

The District was notified on Monday by Ravalli County Public Health that a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was confirmed on Oct. 9 and school officials were notified on Monday morning.

DoBell says that "[a]ccording to the Ravalli County Health Department, the District’s staff and students were in contact with the middle school student during the period of possible exposure on Wednesday October 7, 2020."

The student was last in school in-person on Oct. 7 and has not been in attendance at the school since Oct. 8.

All middle school extra-curricular activities have been temporarily suspended. Any staff or students who are at risk of OVID-19 exposure will be contacted by Ravalli County Public Health.