Posted July 17, 2020:
The Licking County Health Department notified Newark City Schools that a middle school student who has been involved in summer activities has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student has not attended any activities since prior to being tested. No other students or staff members are believed to be at-risk. Summer activities have not been impacted. The health department is handling contact tracing.
This is the first student in the district to be diagnosed with COVID-19 that we know of. As the situation moves forward, we will continue communicating about future diagnoses as appropriate.
It is important for all families and employees to continue to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever greater than 100.4, cough and shortness of breath. If you think you may have some of the symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.
Please visit the Licking County Health Department’s website for more information related to COVID-19.