Marion Community Schools was informed Thursday, Jan. 14, that a staffer who was last at McCulloch Junior High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. In connection with this case, no school related close contacts were identified.
In addition, a staffer who was last at Allen Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 13, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. In connection with this case, 4 other staffers and 33 students were identified as school related close contacts and have been informed and instructed to quarantine. (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.
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.