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Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:08 AM

Hillsboro middle school student among new coronavirus cases...

Hillsboro middle school student among new coronavirus cases, but Oregon health officials warn against closing schools
By Tom Hallman Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive

A Hillsboro middle school student tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday, but state public health officials said Sunday that closing schools, colleges and universities across Oregon should be the last resort.

The student attends South Meadows Middle School and is now at home in self-isolation, said Mike Scott, superintendent of the Hillsboro School District. He said officials are working to determine if other students came in contact with the student. They did not say if the student came into contact with any adults in the school, or if any adults have exhibited symptoms.

The student was present at school on Tuesday with mild symptoms, the school district told students, families and staff on Sunday.

The school is being deep cleaned Sunday evening and will be open Monday.

“Our first concern is for the student,” said Scott. “When symptom free, that student will be welcomed back.”

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this is the middle school my kid would be going to if he were of that age/grade range. hitting pretty damn close to home already.

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AlexSFCA Mar 2020 #1

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Mon Mar 9, 2020, 01:45 AM

1. I would be surprised the school is even half full on Monday

Parents must be panicking. A student WITH symptoms on Tuesday, meaning potentially many others are carriers by now, may soon develop or not symptoms. It seems all students and staff should self quarantine for a week.

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