Marshfield High School, Neillsville Schools See COVID Cases Increase

OnFocus – A case of COVID-19 was reported in the Neillsville school district today and Marshfield High School reported a second COVID-19 case.

“The school district will be cleaning and disinfecting the school to control the spread of illness,” the Neillsville School District said in a joint statement with Clark County Health Department. “The children and staff who interacted closely with the individual within the school district will be contacted by their local health department. The individual who has tested positive will be excluded from school until they have been determined to be no longer infectious by their local health department. Close contacts, determined by local health departments and school district staff, will be excluded from school for 14 days from their last date of exposure to the positive individual, and will be monitored for symptoms by their local health department.”

Marshfield High School also saw its second COVID-19 case today.

“This update serves as notification there has been a second confirmed case of a Marshfield High School student testing positive for COVID-19,” the district said in a letter to parents.
“The School District of Marshfield was notified by the Wood County Health Department (WCHD) that this latest case stems from a student who last attended Marshfield High School on September 10, 2020 (Cohort C).”

According to the letter, “based on the school district’s review of this latest case and the safety protocols that remain in place, it is believed there will be minimal impact on the number of students and staff who will need to self-quarantine.”

They added that it is important for all students and staff who attended classes at the Marshfield High School on September 10 to be diligent about monitoring themselves for potential signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

In addition to notification from the school district, individuals needing to self-quarantine will be contacted by county health officials.

Visit the WCHD website at https://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Health/CovidHub.aspx for more information about COVID-19 or call the WCHD at 715-421-8911 with specific questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that is spread even before individuals show symptoms.

“It spreads from person to person through droplets created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Thus, it is ever important for all students, family members, and staff members to closely watch for symptoms that are outside of their “normal,” and to stay home if they are ill. If symptoms occur, please contact your medical provider to request testing,” said Clark County’s statement. “We all need to continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to keep our students and staff members safe.”

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