CHADRON – Panhandle Unified Command says a volleyball player at Chadron High School was tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate until declared fully recovered by public health officials.
All close contacts have been contacted and quarantined. They will be actively monitored daily for fever and other coronavirus symptoms by public health officials.
Close contacts are individuals who spent more than 15-minutes within 6-feet of a person that is positive for Covid-19.
When identified, they’re asked to self-quarantine – stay home and monitor themselves for 14 days since their last exposure to the positive case. Testing is not recommended unless symptoms appear.
Self-isolation, as the Chadron High student is doing, is staying at home and away from others for at least 10 days from when symptoms first appeared and until they’ve had no fever for 3 days and all other symptoms have improved.
Chadron High Principal Jerry Mack says the school and the district are working closely with Unified Command and recommending everyone follow the CDC recommendations of 6-foot social distancing, frequently washing or sanitizing hands, and wearing a mask.