Joplin School district announces positive COVID-19 case at summer school

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin School District has announced it received confirmation that one of the students attending summer school tested positive for COVID-19.

The district issued a statement this afternoon saying they are continuing to follow the policies and procedures for summer school that were approved by the health department. Officials say they cannot release the name of the student and they did not list the school this student was attending.

Joplin Schools says the health department is in the process of notifying anyone in the next 24 hours that may have had contact with the student.

The full press release is below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SUMMER SCHOOL COVID-19 UPDATE

 

JOPLIN, MO, June 12, 2020 – Joplin Schools received confirmation today, June 12th that one of our summer school students tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The District continues to follow policies and procedures for summer school that were approved by the health department.  Social distancing protocols and disinfecting measures continue to be in place. Additionally, deep cleaning will occur over the weekend. Furthermore, we are in constant communication and in full cooperation with the health department as we follow their guidance.

 

We cannot release the student’s name. However, the health department is in the process of contacting anyone in the next 24 hours that needs to be notified. If you are contacted by the Health Department please follow their recommendations. As a parent, if you have concerns about your student attending summer school, you are welcome to keep your child home.  Please notify your child’s school if you choose to do so. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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