Marion Community Schools was informed Wednesday, Oct. 21, that a staff member who was last at Justice Intermediate School on Friday, Oct. 16, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.
There were no school-related close contacts identified, so no further quarantines were required. (Click here for current COVID-19 quarantine information.)
Close contact is defined by health officials as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. Marion Community Schools uses class, bus, and lunchroom seating charts and other information in its contact tracing process. Health officials advise that contact tracing should focus on the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or the positive test, whichever is earliest.
We will continue to work closely with the Grant County Health Department to monitor, verify, and communicate as needed.