A Chesterton Middle
School student in the hybrid A-K cohort tested positive for COVID-19 on
Wednesday afternoon, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is reporting.
in consultation with the Porter County Health Department, has conducted
contact tracing measures for this person. “Two individuals have been
identified as close contacts and will be quarantined for 14 days,” DSC said
in a statement released after deadline on Wednesday.
“Please be aware
that privacy laws, including HIPAA and FERPA, prevent us from sharing
further information regarding students and staff,” DSC added.
The CMS building
was deep-cleaned and sanitized Wednesday evening and was available for
students today, DSC said.
According to the
Chesterton Tribune’s records, 13 DSC 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
-- 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
-- Sept. 23: one