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5 COVID-19 cases confirmed and linked to Royal School District

- Royal City, WA

5 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed to have come from the Royal School District. According to the Grant County Health District the COVID cases consist of both students and staff. 1 case was a district staff member and 4 were from the elementary and secondary middle school.

The Royal School District released a press release stating the following,

“If a child or other staff member had close contact with a person who tested positive, they will be contacted directly with instructions about monitoring symptoms, quarantining, and testing,” the district wrote in a press release. “At this point into the investigations, it is too early to assess whether there was any additional spread at schools.”

If any further cases are detected and confirmed to have come from a Royal School District building, health officials warned that the school(s) might be forced to close. Dr Alexander Brzezny Grant County Health's Officer said in a Moses Lake School Board meeting that would also be the case for their district if an outbreak happens inn any of their buildings.

“The decision to close the schools will be based on finding spread or outbreaks on school premises or on the buses.”
“For now, the schools in Royal City remain open based on the local school board decision to offer some form of in-person learning, but given the rate of COVID in Grant County, there is a continued risk for COVID spread on campus,” the district continued.

What happens when a Royal City student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

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