TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Tippecanoe School Corporation has found its second case of coronavirus in a student who attends Klondike Middle School. As we previously reported, the first case was found over the weekend at McCutcheon High School.
A letter was sent to parents about the Klondike case on Monday. It said the student was last at school on August 20th.
A spokesperson for TSC sent the following information about how the school corporation goes through the contact tracing process:
When TSC is notified of a positive case, our TSC COVID Coordinator Krystal Zahn works with the family and the Tippecanoe County
Health Department to gather information. Then, the coordinator works with school principals, the transportation department and others to review seating charts to determine close contacts. The CDC defines a close contact as anyone within six feel of a confirmed
case for more than 15 minutes. Close contacts are notified and instructed to follow Tippecanoe County Health Department guidelines and quarantine for 14 days.
The letter to KMS parents said families have been notified if there was close contact. Any student who tests positive continues to work with their teachers on assignments online.