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Plains schools announce positive cases of COVID-19

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 10:29:29-04

In a Facebook post from the Plains Schools, the elementary school was notified of a student had tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 8th.

According to the Sanders County Health Department, the District’s staff and students were not in close contact with the student during the period of possible exposure.

However, the student last learned in person-to-person contact with fellow students at Plains School on Oct. 5th, 3 days prior to the student’s diagnosis.

Another positive case was confirmed on Oct. 10th, when Plains High School was notified that a student had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Sanders County Health Department, some students were in close contact with the student during the period of possible exposure.

However, the student last learned in person-to-person contact with fellow students at Plains School on Oct. 6, 4 days prior to the student’s diagnosis.

If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Sanders County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action.

It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions.

The Plains School District is in contact with the Health Department and reviewing the Centers for Disease Control guidance to complete cleaning the school and other related facilities. School officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.

The school district believes that they will conduct school as normal on Monday.