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At least 10 students quarantined after high school staffer tests positive for COVID-19

FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. (WISH) — An east central Indiana high school’s staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and, as a result, at least 10 Northeastern High School students were placed in a 14-day quarantine, the county health department said.

More students could be identified for quarantines, a health department spokeswoman said.

Also, the health department says people who attended an event on the night of July 31 at the Williamsburg Community Center may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19. The health department declined to say whether the staff member is that person. The event at the community center, which is a former school gym in the small Wayne County community of Williamsburg, was not a school function.

The health department said in a Facebook post, “Anyone who attended the event may have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 person. The health department is having difficulties identifying the close contacts from this event and are therefore asking for anyone who attended the event to watch for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including: headache, fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting and diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose and chills. Anyone who attended the event should be vigilant of wearing a mask in public and practice the physical social distancing. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should be tested and isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms. If you attended this event and would like to talk to the health department, please call 765-973-9245.”