Three of the 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grant County are linked to Quincy High School.
One staff member and two students at QHS have been confirmed positive, Superintendent John Boyd said. QHS Principal Marcus Pimpleton shared the information on the school district’s website on March 24.
“At this time all students and staff should assume you have been in contact with a confirmed case and quarantine (Stay Home, Stay Healthy), monitoring for symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath),” Pimpleton stated in the message.
No other students have tested positive for the virus as of Monday, Boyd said. About 10 staff members throughout the district in a variety of positions have been tested, but just one has returned positive.
QHS students were sent home early on Monday, March 16, after the district learned a staff member at the high school tested positive for the virus. Elementary and middle school students were not sent home early that day, they completed the remainder of the school day as scheduled.
Schools in the district were scheduled to close on March 17 in compliance with Governor Jay Inslee’s order to close schools across the state until April 24.