Zeeland schools confirms 1st positive COVID-19 case


ZEELAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Zeeland Public Schools has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the district.

The confirmed case is the first the district has had, according to its website’s dashboard. No other details have been released regarding the positive case.

The website reports six people are currently being asked to quarantine. Thirteen people have been asked to quarantine so far this year.

ZPS notes quarantine does not mean a person has had coronavirus and that they may have come into contact with someone who tested positive, had symptoms or recently traveled.

The district says it contacts the Ottawa County Health Department when it receives positive cases.

Sunday evening, Newaygo High School announced it will be closed Monday due to confirmed COVID-19 cases. The closure is only impacting the high school — The elementary and middle school will remain open.

It is unclear if the positive cases are student or staff members. It’s also unclear how many positive cases the school has had.

The district and the Ottawa County Health Department will be contacting parents of student who may have been exposed to the virus.

Holland Public Schools also has confirmed cases. The district’s website says there is currently a student who has COVID-19. They’ve had a total of three positive COVID-19 cases since Sept. 1. 

HPS says there are currently five students in quarantine. There are no staff members in quarantine. 

HPS says they are working with the Ottawa County Health Department to communicate with families. They are also doing contact tracing to protect students and faculty from potential spread of the virus. 

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