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Two students at Parma City Schools presumed positive for COVID-19

The two children have not been tested, however both were exposed to positive cases and are experiencing symptoms.

PARMA, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Board of Health is classifying two students within the Parma City School District as positive for the Coronavirus Thursday.

The two children have not been tested, however both were exposed to positive cases and are experiencing symptoms, according to an alert sent out to parents and staff.

"We continue to communicate with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health regarding these students. We are working with the CCBH to conduct contact tracing at this time and they will call the families of any students that need to quarantine," a statement from the district read. 

One of the students is a third grader at Parma Park Elementary School and the other is a ninth grader at Valley Forge High School. Both students have not been in attendance at either learning facility since Friday, October 2.

Read the full statement sent out to parents and faculty below: 

We learned today of two students that the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is classifying as COVID positive. Neither of the students has actually been tested, but both have been exposed to a positive case and are currently experiencing symptoms. Both students have not attended school since last Friday. The Parma Park student is in the third grade, and the Valley Forge student is a ninth grader.

We continue to communicate with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health regarding these students. We are working with the CCBH to conduct contact tracing at this time and they will call the families of any students that need to quarantine. If you do not hear from us regarding quarantine, there is nothing more you need to do at this point.

As always, if your child experiences any symptoms of COVID (fever, runny nose, etc.), please contact your family physician immediately.

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