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Positive COVID-19 case reported at Guilford High School

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Someone at Guilford High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school.

In a letter emailed to parents and on the school district's website on Monday, Guilford High School says someone has tested positive for the virus.

The school did not say whether or not it was a student or staff member who tested positive, but did say the person is isolated at home and won't return to school until they're cleared by the Winnebago County Health Department.

The school says they've notified all students, staff or families who have come in close contact with or exposed to this person.

Close contacts to a confirmed case of COVID-19 are required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 calendar days starting from the last day of contact with the confirmed case.

The school says no additional information is available, but say they're reminding students and staff to remain at least six feet apart when they can, wear a face covering or mask, wash your hands and stay home if you're not feeling well.

During a press conference on Monday, Dr. Sandra Martell, the Public Health Administrator at the Winnebago County Health Department, said "most schools" have seen positive cases. However, Dr. Martell says none have been transmitted within the school.

Dr. Martell says school's will remain open if students or staff test positive for the virus as long as the transmission does not occur in the school.

You can read the letter Guilford sent out below.

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