Concord Intermediate School employee tests positive for COVID-19

ELKHART, Ind. -- An employee of Concord Intermediate School tested positive for COVID-19, according to Concord Community Schools.

The district was notified of the diagnosis on Wednesday.

It is the first case among students and staff in the district.

The district will not release the name or the position the employee held at the school.

District officials say the employee was not at work when showing symptoms of COVID-19, but the school will be thoroughly cleaned while closed.

“Compassion is how we manage through these difficult times.  We are extending compassion to our students, staff and Concord families during this unprecedented national pandemic.  Our thoughts are with this employee, the employee’s family, and the Concord community,” Concord Community Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Denise Seger said. “We encourage our community to stay safe by following the advice of local, state, and national health officials, including practicing good hygiene, contacting medical professionals if symptoms present, and ensuring that social distancing is taking place.”

Students will be working from home until May 1 after Governor Eric Holcomb issued an Executive Order closing all schools until then.

There are a total of 5 COVID-19 cases in Elkhart County. The count includes the employee's case.

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