School districts announce positive COVID-19 tests

Northmont schools are not utilizing their buses to transport students so they are being used instead to help deliver meals to students who are at home. CONTRIBUTED
Northmont schools are not utilizing their buses to transport students so they are being used instead to help deliver meals to students who are at home. CONTRIBUTED

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Two school districts reported positive COVID-19 cases involving students and staff in the last two days.

Northmont City Schools announced Tuesday that an employee and a student tested positive for coronavirus, the first cases in the district since the school year started.

The student is taking classes remotely and hasn’t been to any of the district’s buildings. Those that have been in contact with the staff member have been notified by the district and the health department has been contacted, according tot he district.

The district said “areas where the employee was working have been sanitized according to guidelines from Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County.”

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Springboro Junior High School parents were notified Tuesday that a student there tested positive for the coronavirus.

Last week, two students at the high school and one at Clearcreek Elementary School tested positive.

Also last week, the district added safeguards. Athletic teams are to conduct fewer contact drills in practice, and varsity and junior varsity teams practice separately or further apart. Temperature and symptom checks for all players/coaches are done before practices and games.