MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)
-- An eastern Indiana school district has sent 228 students home to
quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in what appeared to be the
largest isolating case among state schools amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Community Schools took action after a football player at Delta High School
tested positive for the virus several days ago. The school district is aware
of only that one case, The Star Press reported Tuesday.
yesterday, we know of a few students who are in the testing process, are
experiencing many of the COVID-19 symptoms, and may have direct connections
to our positive case,” Superintendent Reece Mann told the newspaper.
It’s the largest
student quarantine in the state reported so far, topping the roughly 48
students affected in the Lanesville Community Schools in southern Indiana’s
Harrison County. The Delaware Community Schools quarantine affected 153
students at Delta High School, 68 at Delta Middle School and seven others at
two elementary schools. The district has about 2,600 students.
are in a situation where parents seem to be sending their child/children to
school even when they are symptomatic or possibly even when they, as
parents, have been tested and are awaiting the results, later to find out
they are positive,” Mann said in an email.