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Person in contact with self-quarantined Sandwich District 430 family tests negative for COVID-19

Sandwich School District 430 office entrance sign at Lynn G. Haskin School in Sandwich.
Sandwich School District 430 office entrance sign at Lynn G. Haskin School in Sandwich.

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SANDWICH – Sandwich School District 430 officials said on Thursday, March 12 the COVID-19 test results were negative for the coronavirus for a person that prompted the self-quarantine of a district family.

District officials said in the Thursday note sent to district families that the district and DeKalb County Health Department were informed by the family of the test results after receiving word about the aforementioned person getting tested for the coronavirus.

"The [DeKalb County] Health Department has advised there is no need to continue with self-quarantine," the Thursday email read.

The update came after a previous email was sent to families about the district being informed on Thursday about a family being advised to self-quarantine. The previous Thursday email said the recommendation was due to the family coming in contact with another family member that was overseas recently.

"At this time, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our communities," the previous Thursday email said.

District officials said in the previous Thursday email that information had been provided to the DeKalb County Health Department. The email said the department was to follow up with the family and, regarding any related status changes, district families and the health department would be informed.

"The health and safety of our students and staff is always our district’s highest priority," the previous Thursday email read.

Sandwich school district officials said in the previous email that district officials and nurses remain in very close contact with the DeKalb County Health Department to be as prepared as possible amid COVID-19 concerns. District officials also wrote they are receiving related guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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