After middle and high school students returned to full time in person learning Monday, the number of students quarantined for virus exposure has nearly doubled since last week, according to data released by the school department today. Quarantined students don’t necessarily have the virus and the school department is following state guidelines for what constitutes a “close contact” at school. School department data is released system wide, not by grade level.
The number of quarantined students due to in or out of school exposure almost doubled from 87 last week to 171 this week. All of that increase was due “in school” exposure as “out of school exposure” actual fell from last week, down to 55 students from 65 the prior week. But quarantined students due to “in school” exposure jumped from 22 to 116, since last week.
Meanwhile the total number of students with the virus actually fell from last week down to 17 from 25, none of the current student cases are traced to “in school’ exposure.
Employee cases held steady at two cases, also none traced to “in school’ exposure.