Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Kennedy High School


Joel Dillman

COVID-19 has shown up at Kennedy despite reduced class sizes.

Joel Dillman, Writer

A student or staff member who was in-person at Kennedy High School last week has tested positive for COVID-19.  

An email about the situation was sent to parents and students at 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The email does not specify whether the positive test came from a teacher or student. 

Students who were in ‘close contact’ with the person who tested positive will be messaged separately to communicate necessary procedures. Unless a student receives an email, they’re free to return to school as usual.

This is not the first case of COVID-19 in a Kennedy student or staff member. Other staff and students have tested positive since staff’s return to the building on Jan. 11. No names were given in the email, but some teachers have told students they are quarantining after testing positive.

“We thank you for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time,” Jason Kline, Kennedy principal, said in the email.