C-A student exposed to COVID-19 prior to state shutdown

FLINT TWP. — The day Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan K-12 school to close for two weeks, Carman-Ainsworth schools were closely monitoring a situation in which a middle school student may have been exposed to the virus.

Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools reported March 12 they had been approached by a Carman- Ainsworth parent who brought forward information that on March 7, their middle school child was potentially exposed to an individual that tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11.

The student, and a sibling who attends Dye Elementary, were both present at school last week except for Thursday. The student and sibling reportedly had no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and were under selfquarantine.

The district ordered classes cancelled March 13 and 16, but the governor’s order came later that day, closing all schools until April 5.

Along with the canceling of classes, all Carman-Ainsworth events, including practices and events organized by others on district property were also cancelled. — G.G.