Marion Community Schools was informed Friday, Nov. 20, that a student who was last at McCulloch Junior High School on Monday, Nov. 16, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.
In connection with this positive case, 11 other Marion Community Schools students were determined to be school related close contacts in a classroom or on an MCS bus and have been informed and instructed to quarantine.
In addition, a student who was last at Marion High School on Tuesday, Nov. 17, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. In connection, 1 other student and 1 staffer were determined to be close contacts and have been informed and instructed to quarantine.
Another student who was last at Marion High School on Wednesday, Nov. 18, has also been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. There determined to be no school-related close contacts in connection with this case, so no quarantines were needed.
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. (Click here for current COVID-19 quarantine information.)
If you have not been contacted, you were not identified as a close contact on a school campus, bus, and/or during a school activity.
Marion Community Schools will continue to work closely with the Grant County Health Department to monitor, verify, and communicate as needed.