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More than 30 in quarantine after two test positive for COVID-19 at Mission Middle School in Escondido

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:31:37-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Escondido Union School District Thursday confirmed two people at Mission Middle School tested positive for coronavirus.

District officials were notified Tuesday of the positive tests, and officials noted the cases were separate and not related.

"In an abundance of caution and in alignment with guidance from the San Diego County public health department, all students and staff members who were determined to be potential close contacts with either individual were notified immediately, and were advised to begin a 14-day quarantine", said district spokeswoman Michelle Breier.

According to the district, the quarantine includes 25 students, five teachers, and three classroom aides.

Under Escondido Union’s hybrid model, some students returned for in-person classes in late September.

The district has implemented health and safety measures for students and staff, including limiting class sizes, enforcing social distancing, requiring face masks, conducting health screenings, and swift contact tracing following notification of a positive test.

Escondido Union School District is a preschool-grade eight elementary district that is entirely separate from the high school district. They have nearly 15,000 students at 23 campuses.