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Three more Duneland students test positive

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A Westchester Intermediate School student in the hybrid A-K cohort tested positive Wednesday afternoon for COVID-19; while two Yost Elementary School students in the hybrid L-Z tested positive this morning, the Duneland School Corporation (DSC) is reporting.

The administration, in consultation with the Porter County Health Department, has conducted contact tracing measures for all three students. Three persons have been identified as close contacts with the WIS student and will be quarantined for 14 days. No persons were identified as close contacts of the Yost students.

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

According to the Chesterton Tribune’s records, 18 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.

Indiana School Cases

Meanwhile, according to ISDH’s new school dashboard feature, between Sept. 19-25, 253 new student COVID-19 cases were reported statewide (1,676 total); 52 new teacher cases (335 total); and 71 new staff cases (343 total).

There were 617 schools with no reported cases; 742 schools with one or more cases; and 1,448 schools have not reported.

Duneland Schools now posting cases

The Duneland School Corporation has begun posting a running tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Visit the dashboard at The dashboard lists both total cases and active cases for each school building; and also those in the “Remote” and “Other” categories.

Plus it announces “Today’s DSC COVID-19 Risk Level": this morning, No. 4, or “There are active cases within DSC schools and social distancing efforts must be maximized to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.”


Posted 10/1/2020




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