Greenfield-Central student tests positive COVID-19

It took one day back in the classroom for a positive COVID-19 case at Greenfield Central Schools. The district returned Thursday to the classroom, and school officials have confirmed a positive case with a student at Greenfield Central Junior High School.


According to superintendent Dr. Harold Olin, the Hancock County Health Department notified the school district of the positive case. 


In a letter sent to parents, Olin states the district immediately implemented its positive COVID-19 test protocol. Under the protocol, the student was isolated within the school's clinic, contact tracing began and all areas of the school were disinfected. 


Olin said if parents do not receive a call from the health department or school district, their student has been identified as not being a close contact. 


He district is asking parents to not send students if they exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to covid-19. 


"We understand that this information will cause concern for some of you. It was evident today that nearly all of our families and students were prepared to properly follow the safety protocols we have established. We thank you for your continued cooperation with our request for daily self screening. Adhering to these protocols is essential for maintaining a safe environment for all students and staff," Olin said.