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Elementary Employee From Oregon Confirmed Positive For COVID-19

OREGON ELEMENTARY EMPLOYEE COVID-19 – An individual from Washington Country had tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Oregon Elementary Employee COVID-19 Positive Says Health Authorities
Image from: Oregon Live

The global spread of the new coronavirus had seen a massive increase over the past few days. Countries such as Japan, Italy, Iran, and South Korea in particular, have had massive spikes.

Italy had been put under Alert Level 3, with widespread community transmissions and South Korea was placed under RED Alert for infectious diseases.

Now, the US had also been dealing with an increasing number of cases. This time, an Employee of Lake Oswego’s Forest Hills Elementary who lives in Washington Country tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a report from Oregonlive, the infected patient was isolated at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro.

Health officials described the case as an “unexplained transmission” of the potentially deadly disease.

The state, however, did not disclose any personal information regarding the patient such as age, gender, or condition, due to private reasons. Reports said the infected patient showed symptoms on Feb. 19.

Our first concern is for this individual, to make sure they’re being cared for and is able to recover.

Our next priority is finding out who this individual had contact with and make sure they know about their risks .

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen

Following this, the school district had temporarily closed Forest Hills, a school with 25 teachers and about 430 students in Kindergarten through the fifth grade until March 4.

As per the report, the school would undergo a deep clean and all school activities would be canceled. Along with this, health authorities would communicate with employees to let families know their children could also be infected and exposed.

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