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Two Arroyo Grande High School students test positive for COVID-19, health officials say

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 02:49:17-04
Two Arroyo Grande High School students test positive for COVID-19, health officials say

UPDATE (6:55 p.m.) - San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department confirmed two Arroyo Grande High School students tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

In a press release, health officials said a 10th grader and a 12th grader tested postive for the novel virus.

Students may have been exposed to the 10th grader during the communicable period, which began on March 13, the final day prior to school closure, health officials said.

It is not believed that any students were exposed to the 12th grader as the estimated communicable period took place after the high school closed to prevent the spread of the disease.

When dealing with a large school population, Dr. Borenstein says, “The County will take a balanced approach in notifying school administration and individuals who potentially had contact with infected individuals, while maintaining medical privacy.”

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ORIGINAL STORY (3:16 p.m.) - The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said Sunday two high school students have tested positive for coronavirus, but could not confirm where the students attend school.

In an email released to parents Sunday afternoon, Arroyo Grande High School officials say a 10th grade student tested positive for COVID-19.

The email goes on to say that students may have been exposed to the student during the week of March 9-13, even though the individual was not showing symptoms until after school closed.

School staff say it's suggested for parents to monitor symptoms of themselves and their student(s).

Symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.