Seven positive SARS-CoV-2 cases in seven days at ADM

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Seven individuals in the Adel-De Soto-Minburn Community School District were identified in the last seven days as testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to communications from ADM Superintendent Greg Dufoe.

The school district was notified Oct. 20 that a staff member at ADM High School tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Zero close contacts were identified as possibly exposed to the virus.

One student at ADM High School and one staff member at DeSoto Intermediate School tested positive Oct. 23 for the virus that causes COVID-19. Zero close contacts were identified with the student, and one off-site close contact was identified as being within six feet of the staff member for more than 15 minutes and will enter 14-day quarantine.

On Oct. 26 two staff members at ADM Middle School and one student at ADM High School tested positive. Zero close contacts were identified as exposed to the staff members, and eight onsite close contacts were possibly exposed to the student and will enter quarantine.

One student at ADM High School tested positive Oct. 27. Seven onsite close contacts and two off-site close contacts were identified as being within six feet of the positive student for more than 15 minutes. The nine close contacts will enter two-week 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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