Five Perry students test positive for COVID-19 this week


Perry Community School District Superintendent Clack Wicks announced Friday that three Perry Middle School students and two Perry High School students tested positive for COVID-19 between Sept. 11-17.

“All other students can attend classes as normal,” Wicks said.

The Perry School Board did not change the district’s Return to Learn Plan at the Sept. 13 meeting. The plan includes full-day, face-to-face instruction with no in-school testing, no contact tracing, no quarantining and no mask recommendation.

“Masks are a choice,” Wicks said. “It’s not an encouragement or a discouragement.”

The current population of students and staff in the Perry Community School District numbers about 1,800. Some 60 students and 20 staff members tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the 2020-2021 school year in Perry.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected 15 students since classes began Aug. 23, according to communications from the PCSD. The list of cases follows.

8/23-30 PES 1
8/31-9/3 PES 2, PHS 1
9/4-10 PES 1, PMS 2, PHS 3
9/11-9/17 PMS 3, PHS 2


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