BROOKSTON, Ind. (WLFI) - The first positive case of coronavirus within a local school has been reported.
In a statement released Monday, Frontier School Corporation announced a student at Frontier Elementary tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The student was tested for COVID after a family member tested positive on Friday.
Now, the Frontier School Corporation and Superintendent Dan Sichting are working to keep students safe after their first positive case of the coronavirus
"Desks are sanitized. In classrooms at Frontier Elementary School our teachers are spacing out desks as much as they can. Three to six feet," said Sichting
The announcement comes with worry for parents like Alyssa Bessler. Her four year is old scheduled to begin pre-school at Frontier Elementary.
"Are they going to be cleaning the classrooms constantly throughout the day or just once a day at night, or in the morning or whenever they do clean it?" asked Bessler.
Classmates were moved to remote learning the last few days. Sichting said this is to ensure a safe learning environment when they return.
"The classroom was thoroughly cleaned, it sat for 72 hours with no students in it. We were very confident that the classroom was sanitized and ready to go today," said Sichting.
Other parents like Chris Perry aren't as concerned. He believes it's important children are in school as much as possible, especially at a young age.
"Kids need to get into interacting with each other, developing social skills, developing basically how to treat people correctly instead of over remote learning," said Perry.
Perry's son is classmates with the student who tested positive for the coronavirus. He said he's happy overall with how the school has handled the situation.
"The communication from the school corporation has been awesome. The school nurse, Amanda Wheeldon, has been nothing been accommodating," said Perry.
"They are at least doing something instead of brushing it off," added Bessler.
Sichting said all families whose sons or daughters had close contact with the COVID positive student have been notified.
Your child is not at-risk if you were not contacted by administrators or the school nurse.