More than 200 Indiana students quarantine after one tested positive for COVID-19


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MUNCIE, Ind. (News Nation/WXIN) — After only a few days of in-person classes, Delaware Community schools in Indiana sent home more than 200 students to quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19.

Delaware Community School Superintendent Reece Mann took to Twitter to announce the first positive case of Coronavirus at Delta High School.

Four days later, hundreds of students at Delta Middle School and Delta High School were back to e-learning. Mann says they will continue virtual learning through August 24, and the goal is to resume in-person classes on August 25.

“We are hopeful that secondary students, and their families, will use this time to get well and work hard to minimize exposure over the next 14 days,” Mann said in a Facebook post. “Moving forward, we will need the help of all DelCom parents in keeping your children at home if they have COVID-19 related symptoms.”

He added there have been no issues at the elementary schools thus far, and those students will continue to go to class.

Mann said besides football, all athletic events and practices for Delta Middle School and Delta High School will continue for those students not in quarantine, but there will be additional safety measures in place that go beyond the suggested guidelines from the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

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