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Castle High School: 3 Students, 1 Staff Member Test Positive for COVID-19

Castle High School's principal said Monday that three students and one staff member of the school had tested positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Oct 13, 2020 10:25 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2020 5:44 PM

According to an announcement made by Castle High School Principal Jim Hood on Monday evening, three students and one staff member at CHS have tested positive for COVID-19.

Principal Hood made the announcement around 6:00 p.m. on Monday and said after learning of the positive cases, the school immediately implemented its mitigation plan.

Students that were deemed by the school as close contacts were moved from their classrooms to the school's Community Room, where school administration spoke with them about the situation, before speaking to their parents/guardians.

Principal Hood says that the students were then sent home from school and will now be quarantined for 14 days.

Additionally, the Warrick County School Corporation had said on Sunday that "a significant number of the Castle area bus drivers who serve the WCSC will be unable to drive their assigned routes due to the COVID-19 pandemic," but hadn't yet specifically said that a driver had tested positive or that eight others had been quarantined due to the positive test.

On Monday afternoon, WCSC Superintendent Brad Schneider shed some light on that incident, saying that one of WCSC's bus drivers had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, eight other bus drivers with the school corporation were quarantined. CHS said Monday night that it had resolved the bus route disruption by dedicating subs on Tuesday.

Exactly how each announcement from CHS and WCSC interconnect remains unclear at this time.

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