COVID-19 at school?

By Al Tompkins
Poynter Institute

You may think of this incident as a coalmine canary this week.
The very day, in fact only hours after Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana opened, it found its first COVID-19 case.
An infected student unknowingly walked the halls and sat in classrooms before the school enacted its “Positive COVID-19 Test Protocol,” which isolated the student and started contact tracing among teachers, staff and classmates.
The New York Times calculated the likelihood that an infected student could arrive at any given county school in the country.
The calculations show that in eight states, even a school of less than 100 students and staff would expect at least one person to test positive for COVID-19 (Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Nevada, Tennessee, Arizona and Georgia).

Author: Rachel Howell

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