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Morrill 5th grader tests positive for COVID-19
Joe Sherwood
Friday, September 25, 2020

A fifth grade student at Morrill Elementary tested Positive for COVID; we found out the results this afternoon, 9-25-2020.  The student was not in school on Thursday or Friday of this week. 

The 3-6 grades Lion Cub Football game that was scheduled tomorrow at home against Chadron IS CANCELLED.

A case manager from the Health Department has been in contact with Principal Homan, Superintendent Sherwood and School Nurse Frickey. A case investigation is beginning and the school is fully cooperating with the records being requested from the Health Department.

More information will be forthcoming as soon as we learn it from the Health Department.

Below is a press release from last night concerning the region.  With the situation escalating in Scottsbluff County Schools and now we have a case in Morrill Elementary, changes in our protocol could likely be on the horizon.

Stay tuned: We will strive to attend the safety of our students and staff as we meet the educational, social and emotional  needs of the students as our priority focus.

AP: Western Nebraska schools plagued by virus outbreaks

Posted Sep 24, 2020 7:25 PM

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Several western Nebraska schools are scrambling to deal with outbreaks of new coronavirus cases.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that about 70 students and staff at Gering High School are under quarantine after an outbreak.

The confirmation last week of at least four cases in the school has led school officials to end a policy allowing people to opt-out of wearing masks inside its high school and on school buses.

The homecoming dance also has been postponed until Oct. 17.

Neighboring Scottsbluff Public Schools has had nine confirmed cases and 113 quarantines across its buildings.

And in Alliance, the high school football game last week was canceled after a student tested positive and several team members were quarantined.