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Noblesville parent self-quarantined as precaution after possible out-of-state coronavirus contact

Posted at 7:00 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 09:55:52-04

NOBLESVILLE — A parent of Noblesville School students has been directed to self-quarantine after they attended an out-of-state event where another person tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a note sent to parents and staff, Noblesville Schools said the parent has not exhibited any symptoms and has chosen to comply with the directive "out of an abundance of caution." The parent will also be keeping their children self-quarantined to avoid any potential exposure to Noblesville School students.

Before learning of the possible exposure, the district said the parent did attend baseball and swim events at Noblesville High School over the weekend. They are asking any parent or student who was also at those events to be extra vigilant in watching for COVID-19 symptoms which can include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

As of Monday morning, the Indiana State Health Department has announced two positive cases of coronavirus in the state of Indiana: One in Marion County and one in Hendricks County. Avon Schools also issued an alert to parents Sunday evening saying they were told of a student who had tested positive at Hickory Elementary School. That school will remain closed through April 6.

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You can read the full note sent to parents and staff from Noblesville Schools below.

"We learned today that a Noblesville Schools parent has been directed to self-quarantine following attendance last week at an out-of-state event where another individual has tested positive for COVID-19.

The parent is complying with the directive out of an abundance of caution and will also be keeping their children self-quarantined to avoid any potential exposure to Noblesville Schools students. At this time they have no symptoms and have not tested positive for COVID-19.

While the parent arrived home late last week, with very minimal risk for exposure during the school week, the family did attend baseball and swim events at NHS this weekend before they were aware of their need to self-quarantine. Therefore, anyone in attendance at those events should be extra vigilant in watching for COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

We are working closely with the Hamilton County Health Department on this issue and will continue to provide updates as we receive more information or if new developments occur.

As stated previously, we have activated enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our schools, and our nursing team is carefully monitoring the health symptoms of students and staff."