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Greenfield-Central High School student tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 07:50:46-04

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Central school officials notified parents Friday night that a student tested positive for COVID-19.

In an email sent to parents just after 6 p.m., Superintendent Harold Olin said the student attended school last week and the district enacted its protocol for dealing with a positive coronavirus test.

"School personnel has collected the student’s schedule, including transportation and extra-curricular activities, to determine which students or staff would be considered a close contact," Olin said.

Olin added that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as any person who is within six feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more regardless of use of a face covering.

Olin said the school district contacted families whose children were close contacts Friday evening. Families who did not receive a phone call were not identified as a close contact.

"If you do not receive a phone call from a member of GC’s health services team this evening, your child was not identified as a close contact," Olin said.

A Greenfield-Central Junior High School student tested positive for COVID-19 after the districts first day at school on July 30.

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