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Coronavirus case reported at Mead High School

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2020

Mead High School students wait to enter the building in a socially distanced line on the first day of school on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The school announced its first positive COVID-19 case on Monday.  (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Mead High School students wait to enter the building in a socially distanced line on the first day of school on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The school announced its first positive COVID-19 case on Monday. (Libby Kamrowski/ THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Staff reports

From staff reports

A Mead High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter sent to parents Monday, Spokane County health officer Dr. Bob Lutz said the school will remain open. There will be a quarantine of those students and staff who were known to be in close contact. The school also will undergo cleaning.

Mead Principal Jeff Naslund wrote a letter to parents regarding the first case at the school since it reopened last week.

“We knew through our preparation this summer that this was a likely possibility, however, we always regret any negative impacts for our families and students,” Naslund wrote.

While all families at Mead received letters regarding the positive case, those with students who are identified as close contacts will receive a separate letter that includes what to watch for and next steps.

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