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Schools Superintendent Pleased by Minimal COVID-19 Cases

(La Porte, IN) - Another staff member in the La Porte Community School Corporation has tested positive for COVID-19.  La Porte Schools Superintendent Mark Francesconi said two staff members and a student have been reported as testing positive for the virus.


Francesconi said it appears each case was contracted away from school buildings and the people testing positive are quarantined as part of the requirements since in school learning began as an option at the beginning of the school year.  “They’re basically isolated cases here and there,” he said.


Francesconi said he’s encouraged the number of positive test results have been kept to a minimum  considering how the previous school year ended with strictly virtual learning and the concerns and confusion leading up to the current school year.  He said there’s been little if any problem with students and teachers not wearing masks and following all of the other safety precautions.


“We are pleased at this point.  We’re just hopeful these numbers and the pattern here continues,” he said.

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