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Avon elementary student tests positive for coronavirus; all schools have e-learning Day Monday

Posted at 11:15 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 10:44:09-04

AVON — All Avon Community School Corporation schools will have an e-Learning day on Monday after the district was made aware that an elementary student tested positive for the coronavirus.

A student at Hickory Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, according to a call the district made to parents Sunday evening. The call stated the Indiana State Health Department received test results that show a student tested positive. No other details about the student or their condition have been released.

Because of the new information, every school in the district will have an e-learning day on Monday, March 9.

Hickory Elementary School will be closed through March 20. Students and staff will be able to return to the school on Monday, April 6th, after spring break.

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You can read the full statement from Avon Community School Corporation below.

"On Sunday, March 8th at 10:25 p.m. Avon Community School Corporation was notified by the Hendricks County Health Department that a student from Hickory Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. The law directs us to keep student medical information confidential.

The Health Department received the positive test result late Sunday evening and shared it with us immediately. Because this information just became available, we believe it is prudent to exercise our option to have an e-Learning day on Monday, March 9th for the entire school district.

Although it is not required, the State Health Commissioner and Hendricks County Health Department have recommended that Hickory Elementary School be closed for two weeks through Friday, March 20th. It is our intent to provide our Hickory students with ongoing learning opportunities, which may include e-learning and other experiences. Hickory students and staff will be able to return on Monday, April 6th, following Spring Break.

We appreciate the guidance and collaboration provided by the Indiana Department of Health, the Hendricks County Health Department and the Indiana Department of Education."