Two Northampton High Students Test Positive for COVID-19

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Northampton High School Principal Mike Myers advised parents Oct. 30 that two students who are siblings attending school under the Hybrid B plan have tested positive for COVID-19.

“To date, we have received no reports of other students with fever or COVID-19 symptoms,” he said

“The individual(s) has/have not attended school since October 16, 2020, and have been asymptomatic (never exhibited a fever or other symptoms),” the letter stated. The names of the ill students are “confidential to protect patient privacy.”

Myers said the school is conducting ongoing health screenings of staff and students, including asking about symptoms of respiratory illness and a temperature check prior to entering the school.

He advised parents to watch for COVID-19 symptoms, which include temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea.

If a child exhibits any of these symptoms, parents should  “contact your medical provider, notify the school, and keep your child quarantined until a diagnosis can be made by a medical professional,” Myers said.

Myers’ letter can be read in its entirety here.

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