Positive COVID-19 Case in WASHS. Bringing District Total To Two.

Last Updated on 4 weeks by Donovan Vincent

WASD has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at WASHS, bringing the total confirmed cases in the district to two as of Friday, last week. According to Waynesboro Area School District Superintendent Dr. Tod Kline, the district figured out about the case at the highschool on Wednesday after being informed by a parent that their child had tested
Positive for COVID-19.

Kline mentioned that contact tracing was performed by the PDOH and they determined after looking back over the onset of the individual’s symptoms that they did not contract COVID-19 while in a school building.

The student and those exposed have since been notified and have to quarantine for two weeks or fourteen days.

Kline reported that about ten individuals, including students and staff, have been quarantined. “Within six-feet for more than 15 minutes are the standards that the Department of Health set for us,” Kline stated. “As always, we
are cleaning the building and classrooms regularly but we are focusing on high
touchpoints and areas where the individual was.”

A notification was sent out to parents/guardians immediately after the district confirmed
the case with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. “We wanted to let them know we have a case in the building,” Kline mentioned. “looking back at our first case at the middle school, all of those who were placed on quarantine has since returned to school and are doing well.”

“The biggest thing that I still believe is keeping our kids safe in the buildings is that they have been really good with wearing their masks,” Kline said.

Here are some daily reminders from WASD:

  • Check your child daily for symptoms including but not limited to fever, chills, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headache, nausea, and/or difficulty
  • breathing. If your child shows these symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Have your child wash hands regularly.
  • All students and staff must wear face coverings when entering and remaining in a building or a bus.

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