CHERRYAVLE — The Cherryvale school district, USD 447, is on the path to reopening its facilities one day after shutting them down after a positive case of COVID-19 came from an individual who participated in the summer weights program.

A report in the Sun on Monday that printed in Tuesday’s edition indicated that the positive case came from a student-athlete based on the initial press release from the school district. Further reporting has revealed that it was a staff member that tested positive.

According to a Tuesday press release from USD 447, the district has received guidance from the Montgomery County Health Department and is in the process of contact tracing.

“Those who are not contacted should not be overly concerned as they were not in a high risk situation,” USD 447 said in a press release.

The release also indicated that graduation ceremonies will go on as planned and middle school cheerleading tryouts, originally scheduled for this week, will take place starting on June 29.

The district has not determined a start date to resume summer weights and conditioning but plans ot have one “very soon.” 

On Monday, a positive case of COVID-19 from a staff member forced Cherryvale to shut down its facilities.

The person who tested positive was present at the Thursday weights session at the high school. On Friday, the person developed symptoms and was tested in Crawford County. The district and person learned of the positive test on Monday.

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