On Friday afternoon, just hours after the Bureau, Putnam, Marshall County Health Department announced the first positive COVID-19 case in Bureau County, the Bureau Valley School District announced on its Facebook page that they were notified a staff member at the high school tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement states: “After an investigation, health department officials have indicated that the employee likely contracted the virus after last being on school grounds. As a result, we have been advised that employees and students are considered ‘low risk’ for potentially being exposed to the virus from this employee.”

Due to privacy laws, the identity of the employee will not be released.

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