All Madeira Middle School 8th-graders moving to online learning due to COVID-19 exposure

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 07:17:39-04

MADEIRA, Ohio — A positive COVID-19 test for a Madeira Middle School student is having an effect on the lives of all eighth-grade students.

All MMS students in the eighth grade will immediately transition to remote learning plans starting Friday through Sept. 18, district superintendent Kenji Matsudo said in an email Thursday afternoon.

The goal of moving students to remote learning is to return to in-person learning on Monday, Sept. 21.

The eighth-grader who tested positive is currently isolated at home.

With contact tracing, the district identified another 29 students who were within close contact with that student. They are being quarantined for the next 14 days.

In this instance, those people were within six feet of the student who tested positive for more than 15 minutes.

Thursday’s announcement comes just one day after nine students and one staff member of Madeira High School were quarantined due to close contact with a student who tested positive for COVID-19.