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27 Under Quarantine at Blue Mountain School District

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Blue Mountain School District says it’s got numerous staff and students under a quarantine because they were determined to have had close contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the school announced that a total of 27 students and staff members combined were entering a quarantine phase.

Here’s a breakdown of each instance of a quarantine being activated:

  • Nov. 10: A Blue Mountain Middle School student tests positive. The school says 11 students will quarantine for 2 days after the school returns to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 16. The Middle School had been operating on an all-virtual schedule since Nov. 6.
  • Nov. 11: A member of Blue Mountain Elementary-East tests positive. As a result of this positive test, the school placed 5 staff members and 11 students under quarantine. BMEE had been running an all-virtual schedule due to a substitute teacher shortage since Oct. 26. Students returned to class there on Nov. 4.
  • Nov. 11: The school district was informed of a positive COVID case outside the district. Because of this case and a contact tracing investigation, 11 students were placed under quarantine.

Blue Mountain posts its updates to social media. The school’s Facebook Page is a dizzying array of similar messages.

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