Milford School District parent tests positive for COVID-19

MILFORD — A parent with children in the Milford School District has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Wednesday.

In a letter posted to the district’s website, the district said the parent has children in Benjamin Banneker Elementary School and Avenue Preschool.

The parent is currently isolated at home, the release continues.

Red Clay School District also announced someone in its school community tested positive for the virus, a letter from Superintendent Dorrell Green states.

The district did not release any more information about who the person is in the letter.

“While our schools remain closed, teams will continue the on-site deep cleaning and sanitizing of the buildings,” Mr. Green said. “State officials expect the number of positive cases to continue to rise over the coming weeks, and many communities will learn of instances of secondary exposure.”

The announcements from the districts come as public schools across the state are already closed, under Gov. John Carney’s direction from Friday.

During the closure, school district facilities throughout the state are to be cleaned, officials said.

As of Wednesday, Delaware’s positive cases has climbed to more than 20 total, touching each of the counties.

Health officials are urging Delawareans to remain indoors even if they feel well and avoid contact with others. For more information, visit https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/epi/2019novelcoronavirus.html

Milford School District advised its families and community to contact the Delaware Division of Public Health if experiencing symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath.


Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage

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