Marion Community Schools was informed Tuesday, Aug. 17, that a staffer who was last at Justice Intermediate School on Aug. 17, has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.
In connection with this case, 6 students and 1 staffer were identified as school related close contacts and have been informed and provided with quarantine and symptom monitoring instructions. One close contact was exempted from quarantine due to being vaccinated.
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.