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Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at S.P. Morton Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a press release from Franklin City Public Schools.

The district learned of the case on Wednesday afternoon, the press release stated. The student is currently in isolation.

“Upon learning the news, employees and families directly impacted were contacted,” the press release stated. “Parents and staff have been advised to self-quarantine according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Masks are required upon entering any Franklin City Public Schools buildings, the press release noted. Social distancing is also maintained.

The CDC recommends contacting your doctor if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and other symptoms, such as coughing or difficulty breathing,” the press release stated.

The press release stated questions can be sent to Human Resources or the Superintendent’s Office directly.

“Thank you for your continued support,” the release stated. “By working together, we will get through these challenging times. The well-being of our students, employees, and families is our number one priority.”