Orleans High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

(ORLEANS) – On Wednesday night the administration of Orleans Community Schools was informed that a high school student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Per the corporation’s COVID-19 re-entry plan, and guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health, once the school was informed of the positive test contact tracing began. The student who tested positive is in quarantine, as is any individual who was in close contact with that student.

School officials say these students will not be counted absent and will be participating in eLearning while they are quarantined.

Orleans Community Schools will continue to require students in grades 3-12 to wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Custodial staff will also continue to disinfect each building, both during the school day and after hours when students and staff are not present. Bus drivers continue to require students to wear masks, have assigned seats for students, and disinfect after every trip.

The school corporation appreciates the cooperation that took place during the contact tracing between the school nurse Shelly Jones, the Orange County Department of Health, Corporation staff members, administration, and the parents of the affected students.