The entire fourth grade at Seymour Elementary School is in a 14-day quarantine after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
The staff member received their test results Friday night, September 11th, but had not been in the classroom since Wednesday because they had been showing symptoms of the disease.
The Webster County Health Unit came in to conduct contact tracing for the staff member and it was determined the best course of action was to quarantine the entire fourth grade class starting Monday. The quarantine will be for a full 14 days.
The school will arrange educational plans for the students so they can continue their classwork while at home.
“Our priority is the safety of our students and staff. We feel that this decision to quarantine students accomplishes that,” Seymour District Superintendent Steve Richards posted on Facebook. “We also believe the contact tracing accurately identified those who need to be quarantined to assure the safety of the students and staff in all of our buildings.”