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More positive COVID-19 cases at QPS, some traced to large gathering


QUINCY (WGEM) -- Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb reported Monday that the school district was tracking 15 active cases of COVID-19, some of those, he said, were traced to a large gathering.

Of the new cases, Webb stated that six are at the Senior High, five are at the Junior High, two are at Baldwin Intermediate, and two are at Rooney Elementary.

Webb reported that 15 is the highest level they have tracked so far.

Webb also encouraged people to follow state guidelines while in school and out of school.

"We know there was a large indoor non-school event several days ago where we had four positive tests contact traced back to that event," Webb stated.

He added that probability shows that students who contract COVID-19 will be fine, but the impact on family members and school district staff can be more severe.

"Please do your best to avoid large crowds and events, Webb stated. "Social distance at all times. Wear a mask indoors and when you cannot social distance. Stay home when you are not feeling well. Wash hands and do your best to avoid the spread."

Webb also reported that a few individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have been cleared by their doctors and returned to school.

Last week, Webb had reported that the district had quarantined a classroom because an individual had tested positive and had interacted with everyone in the class. 

To keep track of Quincy Public School's COVID-19 active case count, click here.

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