Second Springboro High student tests positive for COVID-19

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Troy students, staff also tested positive

Another Springboro High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, the school district said Monday.

“If you have not received a separate 'Notification of Exposure’ letter from the district, your student was not exposed. Thank you for the proactive response by the student’s family and our district staff. Your student’s health is of the utmost importance,” a message to parents from the district said.

The message was sent in partnership with the Warren County Health District.

“The school system, in coordination with the Warren County Health District, is working to provide a low risk environment for the students and staff while continuing to offer excellent education opportunities. The CDC states that a single case of COVID-19 will not likely warrant closing the entire school," the message reads.

On Thursday, the district sent out a similar message when a student who had not yet attended school but was on a high school athletic team tested positive for COVID-19.

“Thanks to a proactive response by the student and our district staff, the high school student was not at SHS, nor in any classroom, this entire week,” the email stated.

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Two students at the high school and one at Clearcreek Elementary School have tested positive in the Springboro district.

“This is the first student who has been in a classroom,” Scott Marshall, the district’s communication coordinator, said in an email response to questions.

The district has taken additional safeguards.

“Some recent additional steps for our athletic teams will be less contact drills during practice, as well as having the varsity and junior varsity teams practice separately or apart from one another, in order to create more spacing. The freshmen team was already practicing separately from varsity and junior varsity. We will continue to have temperature and symptom checks for all players/coaches before each practice and game,” Marshall said.

Also on Monday, Troy school officials said two Troy City Schools staff members and one student have tested positive for COVID-19 “in recent days,” as the district began its second week of classes.

Superintendent Chris Piper said now that students and staff members are back to in-person classes, “it is inevitable” that some may test positive for COVID-19.