3 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Bristol School District in Kenosha County

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Three cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Bristol School District in Kenosha County. The Kenosha County Division of Health confirmed two school employees and one student of the school district tested positive. They are not hospitalized. 

According to a news release from Bristol School District, Bristol Elementary School has 655 K4-8th grade students attending in-person school since September 1st. Everyone is required to wear masks throughout the building and has implemented social distance protocols as much as possible.

Kenosha County Division of Health is working closely with the school administration.

"The health and well-being of our students and team members are our greatest priority. While individuals at our facility have tested positive for COVID-19, we continue to work together to care for our students and staff, to protect the safety of our team members, and to protect the people in our community. We are also continuing to work with the Kenosha Division of Health and will follow enhanced internal protocols in order to help control the spread of COVID-19.”

Kenosha County Health Officer, Dr. Jen Freiheit stated, “In light of the potential exposure, and airing towards an abundance of caution, the joint decision was made to protect the school community. All were given close contact letters when they left school today providing further instruction.”

Parents are urged to monitor their students and other family members for any COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, headaches, etc. Those who become symptomatic should call their health care provider and seek testing. 

A frequently updated list of testing sites in and around Kenosha County is available HERE

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