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Over the past week, the Unionville Sebewaing Area School District announced two new COVID-19 cases among its student body.

The first case reported on March 26 was a middle school student and the second case reported on March 29 was a high school student.

With these new additions, the USA School District has had 25 students and 14 staff members test positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

District Superintendent George Rierson said the two cases do not appear to be related and will not affect the district’s school plans once students return from spring break.


“I believe the students’ quarantines will be done by the time students return on April 6,” Rierson said. “Even though we’re on break, we still want to inform people of positive cases.”

The district has been conducting contact tracing investigations and will notify parents of any student who was within six feet of the infected students for a period longer than 15 minutes.

The USA school district has been conducting daily health screenings, keeping classroom desks six feet apart, reducing the number of students in hallways, and cleaning surfaces multiple times per day as part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The school district encourages students and parents to continue following these public health recommendations:

• Staying home when you are sick.

• Practice the three W’s: wash your hands, wear a mask, and watch your distance.

• Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues.

• Continue to socialize responsibly – limit gatherings outside your household.

• Continue to monitor your health for symptoms.

Rierson said that as Huron County has seen one of the 10 highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the nation recently, the school district is feeling the disruptions that has caused.

“If we’re having that kind of spread in the community, we reflect what’s happing in the communities,” Rierson said.

Rierson also remarked that some other COVID symptoms in kids can include a runny nose and sinus headache, which can be confusing for people in the spring.

“With the spring weather and increased pollen, it makes it tough for families as they’re thinking it is just a seasonal allergy issue or COVID,” Rierson said.



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