Two Castle High School Students Test Positive for COVID-19

A letter sent to Castle High School parents on Monday explained that two more CHS students had tested positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 11:59 AM
Updated: Sep 15, 2020 12:10 PM

Parents of children who attend Castle High School were notified of two more positive cases of COVID-19 within the student body on Monday, Sept. 14.

A letter sent to parents from CHS Principal Jim Hood said that at the end of the school day on Monday, the school received word that two of its students had tested positive for COVID-19.

Principal Hood says that as soon as the positive tests were learned of, the school's mitigation plan was immediately implemented and that the parents of students deemed to be close contacts of the COVID-positive students were contacted. 

Hood's letter says that the students will be required to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure and that CHS and the Warrick County School Corporation will continue to provide the local health department with all necessary information in regard to the matter.

The positive cases of COVID-19 at Castle don't come as the school's first, as a positive case that was identified within a member of the school's football program led to the cancelation of the Castle Knight's game against Bosse.

One of the school's administrators had also tested positive for COVID-19 in the past, but in that case, in-person instruction at the school had not yet resumed.

Over 1,000 Warrick County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19 after 19 new positive cases of the virus were confirmed throughout the county on Tuesday.

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