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Caledonia students test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 19:15:33-04

CALEDONIA, Mich. — The Superintendent of Caledonia Community Schools announced 5 students have tested positive for COVID-19 and one staff member may be showing symptoms.

In a letter sent to students, the Superintendent said that all learning will be conducted online from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 11.

All sports and extracurricular activities have been shut down through Sept. 11 as well.

The first student to test positive was showing signs of the virus before school started and did not attend the first day of classes, though they were with other students over the weekend.

The other 4 students had come in contact with the first during that time and have since tested positive. These students did attend the first day of school, but have not been in school since the exposure was known.

The school says a staff member who also came in contact with the student over the break is now showing signs of the virus.

All five are self-isolating and the Kent County Health Department is alerting anyone who had been in close-contact with them. The school says if you or your student are considered a close contact for the students or staff member, the Kent County Health Department will contact you.