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Students at GI Engleman school under quarantine

Grand Island Public School officials confirmed that one class at Engleman Elementary is under...
Grand Island Public School officials confirmed that one class at Engleman Elementary is under quarantine.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 11:32 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Students and staff from one classroom at a Grand Island elementary school are under COVID-19 quarantine.

A Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson confirmed to Local4 Friday that students and staff from one classroom at Engleman Elementary in northwest Grand Island are under quarantine until Sept. 7.

The official said two people associated with the classroom had tested positive. Executive Director Teresa Anderson of the Central District Health Department said the entire classroom was quarantined because CDHD was unable to confirm that every student was wearing a mask. Anderson said the configuration of that particular classroom was also a factor in the quarantine restriction.

Neither Anderson nor the GIPS official would confirm which classroom was quarantined or if the positive cases came from students or adults. They also did not confirm whether the positive cases were related to school activity or outside interactions. The affected classroom is being cleaned.

The spokesperson said no other classrooms at Engleman or other students or staff have been affected.

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