One Weimar Junior High and one Weimar Elementary School student tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday, Aug. 31, during school hours.
After the positive tests were received, quick action by the school resulted in 12 students being sent home for quarantine.
“We’re on top of it,” Superintendent Jon Wunderlich advised the Weimar school board at a special school board meeting. “The tracing was done in 30 minutes, and we had already made contact with everybody that was possibly an issue and removed them from our school.”
The 12 students sent home were identified through an established contact tracing system, and a letter was sent with them explaining the situation.
If those students remain symptom-free, they may return to school Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Other in-place procedures were used as follow-ups to mitigate further spreading such as classroom cleaning and sanitization.