One ADM student, staff member test SARS-CoV-2 positive

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Two new positive cases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have cropped up in the Adel-De Soto-Minburn Community School District, according to communications from ADM Superintendent Greg Dufoe.

Dufoe said Monday that a DeSoto Intermediate School staff member tested positive over the weekend for SARS-CoV-2. He said the Dallas County Public Health Department identified one close contact of the infected staff member, and that person will be contacted by the state or local health agency and placed in a 14-day quarantine.

The district learned Wednesday that an Adel Elementary School students tested positive, Dufoe said. Four close contacts of the infected student were identified by the Dallas County Public Health Department, and the contacts will be placed in a 14-day quarantine.

The ADM Community School District had about 1,900 students enrolled in 2019, with about 500 in the high school. The district’s Return to Learn Plan calls for 100% attendance and features many virus-mitigation tactics, such as context-appropriate face coverings for students in grades three through 12.

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