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Student teacher tests positive for COVID-19 at Marcus Whitman HS

The Marcus Whitman Central School District has another positive case of the Coronavirus.

Marcus Whitman High School was closed on Friday after a student teacher tested positive for the virus.

Superintendent Dr. Chris Brown said he found out Thursday about the student teacher’s positive test from the Ontario County Health Department.


He didn’t address where the student teacher came from, but noted that they worked all day Monday and Tuesday in classrooms.

Brown said because there is a high rate of infection on college campuses, the health department is looking into the case aggressively, and — with an “overabundance of caution” — quarantining nine employees and 10 students who were in the classrooms, the Finger Lakes Times reported.

“We have thoroughly cleaned the identified classrooms, but the high school has the capability to immediately go virtual, and I would like to give the three impacted rooms a deeper cleaning,” Brown added.


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