Carthage School District takes extra precautions following student exposure to COVID-19 case

One student tests positive, Tiger Activity Center, gyms, weight room, field house closed

CARTHAGE, Mo. – UPDATE: The Carthage School District confirms that one of the student athletes has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an updated statement on Facebook, school officials shared this: “We received confirmation one of the student athletes did test positive for COVID-19. All people who were in close contact with the student athlete will be contacted by the health department. I cannot share the student athlete’s name or who the student athlete contacted. However, we do not believe the student athlete participated in activities in the high school gyms or weight room. I hope you recognize I cannot share confidential information regardless the words you post and how unfair you think it is. Health department personnel will contact all individuals. Please follow the recommendations suggested by them.”

Previous Post: The Carthage R-9 School District released the following statement on social media on Friday, June 5: “Although I do not want to be an alarmist, I also do not want to understate our present situation. Two student athletes had contact earlier in the week with a community member who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Neither student athlete has tested positive at this point. However, we are taking extra precautions by shutting down the Tiger Activity Center, high school gyms and weight room, and field house Monday, June 8, as both student athletes were in those facilities this week. Even though we already cleaned the previously mentioned areas yesterday and are following all protocols, and recommended guidelines, we will sanitize the areas again. Please remember no student athletes have tested positive. I will update everyone, as more information is available.”Carthage School District Social Media Post

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