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Local districts are quarantining students and teachers following positive COVID results

Willowick Middle School
Eastlake Middle School
Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 18:56:57-04

EASTLAKE, Ohio — They don’t mess around when it comes to keeping students safe.

"Safety first always remains our mantra and our top priority,” said Steve Thompson, superintendent of Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools.

When Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools had several students test positive for COVID, they quarantined the entire 8th-grade class at Willowick Middle School and shut down Eastlake Middle School completely.

"I’m going to err on the side of safety and caution versus trying to ask students where they were and who they were in contact with,” said Thompson.

This district was one of the first in our area to return to full-time in-person learning. This is the district's sixth week of school.

"Which quite frankly, is longer than what I had initially predicted; our sports have gone on with success,” he said.

This district isn’t alone.

The Rootstown local school district tweeted that it’s canceling Saturday’s playoff football game after one of its players tested positive for the virus.

The district said in a statement all players and coaches will be quarantined until October 16.

Mayfield City Schools sent a letter to parents explaining a group of students will return to remote learning after a 7th-grader was confirmed to have COVID-19

Each district is allowing folks to come back after a 14-day quarantine.