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Three more Duneland students test positive

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Three more Duneland students tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is reporting:

-- A CHS student tested positive on Friday afternoon. Contact-tracing identified six persons as having been in close contact with that student, and they will be quarantined 14 days.

-- Another CHS student tested positive on Saturday afternoon. Twenty persons were identified as having been in close contact with this student.

-- And a Chesterton Middle School student tested positive on Saturday afternoon as well. Nineteen persons were identified as being in close contact.

A total of 45 close-contacts of those three students are now in 14-day quarantine.

“Please be aware that privacy laws, including HIPPA and FERPA, prevent us from sharing further information regarding students and staff,” DSC said.

According to the Chesterton Tribune’s records, 24 DSC in-person students or staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 since classes began:

-- Sept. 3: one Liberty Elementary student.

-- Sept. 11: one Chesterton High School student; and two Bailly Elementary students.

-- Sept. 14: one CHS student.

-- Sept. 15: one Liberty Intermediate staffer.

-- Sept. 16: two CHS students; and one LIS staffer.

-- Sept. 17: one Yost Elementary staffer; and one LIS staffer.

-- Sept. 18: one Westchester Intermediate student.

-- Sept. 23: one CMS student.

-- Sept. 26. one CHS student.

-- Sept. 30: one CHS student; and one WIS student.

-- Oct. 1: two Yost students; a WIS staffer; and a CHS student.

-- Oct. 5: a CHS student.

-- Oct. 9: a CHS student.

-- Oct. 10: a CHS student; and a CMS student.


Posted 10/12/2020




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