Perry Middle School student tests positive; eight quarantined

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Asbestos abatement is scheduled to begin May 1 in the first phase of the $10 million Perry Middle School renovation project.

Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks has announced that one student at the Perry Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, Jan. 11.

All students and families in contact with this student have been notified, Wicks said, and eight students will be quarantined.

“Perry Community School District has a total of four positive cases, which is a rate of .002. Very low positivity, very safe,” he said. “All other students can attend classes as normal.”

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected 40 students and 19 staff members since classes began Aug. 19 in the PCSD, according to communications from the PCSD. The list of cases follows.

8/24 PES 1
9/15 PHS 1
9/18 PHS 1
9/24 PMS 1
10/4 AEA 1
10/5 PHS 1, PMS 1
10/8 PHS staff 1
10/15 PMS 1
10/29 PHS 3
10/30 PHS 1
10/31 PHS 1
11/2 PHS 1
11/3 PES 1
11/4 PHS 1
11/11 PHS 1, PMS 1, PMS staff 1, PES 1
12/3 PHS 1, PHS staff 1
12/4 PHS 1
12/7 PHS staff 1
12/11 PMS 1
12/14 PHS 2, PMS 1
12/16 PHS 2, PHS staff 1
12/17 PHS 2
12/18 PHS 1, PMS 1, PMS staff 2
12/19 PES 4
12/20 PES 1
12/21 PHS 1
12/22 PMS 1, PMS staff 1, PES staff 1
1/3 Staff 9
1/5 PES 1
1/6 PHS 1
1/11 PMS 1
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Total: 40 students, 19 staff members

The current population of students and staff in the Perry Community School District numbers about 1,800.

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