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3 more Duneland students test positive

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Three more Duneland students tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is reporting:

-- A Chesterton Middle School student tested positive in the morning, DSC said. No close contacts of that student have been identified.

-- Then, in the afternoon, a Jackson Elementary School student tested positive, the first student at Jackson Elementary since classes began. No close contacts of that student have been identified either.

-- And on Monday night another CMS student tested positive. Twenty-one persons were identified as being close contacts of that student and will be quarantined for 14 days.

“Please be aware that privacy laws, including HIPPA and FERPA, prevent us from sharing further information regarding students and staff,” DSC said.

According to the Chesterton Tribune’s records, 27 DSC in-person students or staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 since classes began:

-- Sept. 3: one Liberty Elementary student.

-- Sept. 11: one Chesterton High School student; and two Bailly Elementary students.

-- Sept. 14: one CHS student.

-- Sept. 15: one Liberty Intermediate staffer.

-- Sept. 16: two CHS students; and one LIS staffer.

-- Sept. 17: one Yost Elementary staffer; and one LIS staffer.

-- Sept. 18: one Westchester Intermediate student.

-- Sept. 23: one CMS student.

-- Sept. 26. one CHS student.

-- Sept. 30: one CHS student; and one WIS student.

-- Oct. 1: two Yost students; a WIS staffer; and a CHS student.

-- Oct. 5: a CHS student.

-- Oct. 9: a CHS student.

-- Oct. 10: a CHS student; and a CMS student.

-- On Oct. 12, two CMS students; and a Jackson Elementary student.



Posted 10/13/2020




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