More than 20 quarantined after Warren Co. student tests positive for COVID-19, superintendent says

Updated: Aug. 18, 2020 at 5:05 PM EDT
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LEBANON, Ohio (FOX19) - More than 20 students are now in quarantine after a classmate tested positive for COVID-19, Lebanon City School District’s superintendent tells FOX19 Now.

The school superintendent said the student, who tested positive, was in school on Monday.

Since the student was in class, 21 others had to be put in quarantine, according to the superintendent. Those students were within six feet of the infected person for ten minutes or more.

Lebanon City Schools stressed the importance of parents keeping their kid(s) home if they feel sick or are waiting for COVID-19 test results in a Facebook post.

“Please assess your kids every day and keep them home if they have symptoms,” the post reads.

Why is it important for parents to keep kids home if they feel sick or have been tested for COVID without results...

Posted by Lebanon City Schools on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The superintendent did say no teachers were exposed.

Tasha Shinn has two children at Lebanon High School.

“I wasn’t shocked,” she said of hearing the news. “It’s obviously going to happen.”

Shinn is complimentary of how the district is handling the return to school.

“They have a lot of good protocols in place right now, so I think with what they have to work with, I think they’re doing the best that they can,” she said.

Andela Adams is more concerned, citing a lack of information about the virus itself. Initially she supported the decision to return her daughters to school, but after the positive test, she says there’s uncertainty.

“I think we’re definitely going to talk about it,” she said referring to the remote-learning option, “and talk about if this is the right thing that she wants to do.”

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