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Oakridge Public Schools announces COVID-19 case in elementary school Friday

Posted at 8:53 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 20:58:09-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — In a letter to parents and faculty, Oakridge Public Schools Superintendent Tom Livezey announced that there was an adult with COVID-19 at Oakridge Upper Elementary's campus on Friday.

Due to HIPPA and FERPA laws, the person has only been identified as an "adult individual".

The individual, who was randomly selected for testing by a separate entity, did not display symptoms, but will be quarantining in their home for 14 days.

Livezey said in the letter that school will remain in session on Monday, because the individual did not come in close contact with any Oakridge students or employees.

"We are moving forward under the guidance of Public Health-Muskegon County," Livezey said in the letter. "All measures have been taken to protect our students and our staff, including thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the school building. We encourage all students, families, and employees to self screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily, maintain social distance, wash/sanitize your hands frequently, and wear a mask...We must all continue partnering together to keep employees and students safe and healthy."