Dearborn elementary teacher tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:14 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 16:15:50-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Dearborn elementary school teacher has tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced on Friday.

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According to the district, the Wayne County Public Health Division determined the staff member was not contagious while in the building, and that students were not exposed to the coronavirus while at school.

So far, there have been 16 people in Michigan with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the district announced it was closing Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School and that the teacher had been in contact with a person who had a confirmed case.

"We appreciate the support and expert guidance we have received from Wayne County in handling this situation,” commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.

Crews are completing the cleaning of the building, which will remain closed until April 13.