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Bemiss Elementary parent tests positive for COVID-19

The parent did not enter the school. The Spokane Regional Health District said those that had contact with the parent are at low risk of infection.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Public Schools was notified by the Spokane Regional Health District that a Bemiss Elementary School parent tested positive for COVID-19. 

They are currently being treated from home.

It is not known at this time whether this is related to the three confirmed cases in Spokane County that were announced on Saturday. 

Students at the school are not currently showing symptoms, but they did attend school on Monday and Tuesday of last week. The parent did not enter the school and Spokane Regional Health District is in the process of notifying those who were in contact with the students and their parents. 

The health district says those who were not in close contact with the parent are at low risk of infection. However, if you are concerned, they ask that you contact your healthcare provider.

The school's custodial staff 'thoroughly disinfected the school on Sunday. Buses that serve Bemiss Elementary were cleaned on Friday afternoon and will be cleaned again on Monday morning.

All schools within District 81 will be open on Monday to give staff and families a day to transition ahead of closures, which will last from March 17 to  April 24. 

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