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4 more Duneland students test positive for C19

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Four more Duneland students have tested positive for COVID-19, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is reporting.

A Liberty Elementary student tested positive on Wednesday morning. Eighteen persons have been identified as close contacts of that student and will be quarantined for 14 days, DSC said.

Then, on Wednesday afternoon, a Bailly Elementary student and a Chesterton High School student both tested positive. No persons were identified as close contacts of the Bailly student, DSC said; one person was identified as a close contact of the CHS student.

This morning another CHS student tested positive. That student was last in the school building on Friday, Oct. 16, and one person has been identified as a close contact.

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

According to the Chesterton Tribune’s records, 38 DSC in-person students or staffers have tested positive since classes began:

-- Chesterton High School: 18 students.

-- Chesterton Middle School: four students.

-- Westchester Intermediate School: two students; one staffer.

-- Liberty Elementary: two students.

-- Liberty Intermediate: three staffers.

-- Yost Elementary: two students; one staffer.

-- Bailly Elementary: three students.

-- Jackson Elementary: one student.

-- Brummitt Elementary: one student.



Posted 10/22/2020




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