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Santa Barbara High School student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 6:55 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 21:57:16-05

The Santa Barbara Unified School District announced Sunday evening that a student-athlete at Santa Barbara High School tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a message sent to families, staff and students, Santa Barbara Unified School District is working with the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health to follow all required protocols.

"The students and any staff affected will remain in quarantine until Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, which is 14 days from the last known exposure," said superintendent Hilda Maldonado.

The school district did not identify the student who tested positive for coronavirus.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara Unified Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Dr. Frann Wageneck, at

You can read the Santa Barbara Unified School District's protocols for students and staff who have had potential exposure and/or close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 here.