A Grand Haven High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

The school district sent an email to parents Tuesday alerting them that the student was recently diagnosed with the virus and is at home in isolation.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools, in collaboration with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, has investigated this situation and say that all close contacts have been notified and will be home in quarantine.

In the email, GHHS Principal Tracy Wilson said students who were not within 6 feet of the afflicted student for an accumulated 15 minutes means “your student does not have to be quarantined because they are not considered to be at risk.”

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My college age daughter and three of her friends tested positive for Covid-19, but she was asymptomatic. They knew exactly where and when they had been exposed and were able to trace their contact to only family. My daughter was the only one employed. Her friends experienced symptoms of fever and fatigue. The girls stayed home and followed isolation protocol (My daughter wore a mask around the house and engaged in proper sanitary practices.) No one else in our family of five tested positive and no one in her place of employment tested positive. Only two individuals in one of the other girls' families tested positive, both asymptomatic. All have recovered. For most young individuals that test positive and engage in proper isolation protocol, Covid-19 can be contained.

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