School District of Marshfield Reports First COVID Case

Submitted to OnFocus – The School District of Marshfield was notified by the Wood County Health Department (WCHD) that one student who attended classes at Marshfield High School on September 1 (Cohort A), has tested positive for COVID-19.

The school district’s nursing staff was contacted over the weekend and informed by WCHD that a Marshfield High School student had tested positive for COVID-19. Tuesday morning (9/8/2020), WCHD confirmed when the student was considered to first be contagious for purposes of conducting contact tracing. Based on the information received this morning, the school district has worked with WCHD to identify individuals who may have been exposed and would therefore need to self-quarantine. Individuals needing to self-quarantine will be contacted by county health officials.

Due to the safety protocols and mitigation strategies put in place by the school district, it is believed that there will be minimal impact on the number of students and staff who will need to self-quarantine. Nonetheless, it is important for all students and staff who attended classes at the Marshfield High School on September 1 to be diligent about monitoring themselves for potential signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Please remember to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the following:

  • Stay home when ill.
  • Wear a mask when in public.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Watch your distance; maintain 6 feet of space between you and others.
  • Clean frequently used surfaces such as doorknobs, tables, etc.
  • Limit unnecessary travel, events or large gatherings.

We all must continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students safe.

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.

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