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Mentor Schools parent tests positive for coronavirus

A parent in the Mentor Public Schools District has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mentor Public Schools revealed in a letter to families that a parent in the district has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the letter sent on Tuesday evening, superintendent Billy Porter shared that the parent tested positive at the Cleveland Clinic and that the case had been confirmed by the Lake County General Health District. The individual said she is doing OK.

According to Porter, the individual had been at Orchard Hollow and Hopkins schools between March 6 and March 11. She did not have interaction with students at Orchard Hollow because she was meeting with staff. At Hopkins, she attended the 3rd grade Heart Healthy Expo evening event.

Immediately after the parent informed the school district of her positive test, the district called the Health District, which offered guidance to pass along to everyone who has been in these buildings, including to practice social distancing and to self-monitor for symptoms.

The Health District has also advised that any individuals who had been in direct contact with the parent self-quarantine. The school district has notified those it knows had been in contact with her by telephone, although due to the nature of the event at Hopkins, it is unsure how many more people may have been in contact.

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