24 ND kindergarteners quarantined after student tests positive
THOMPSON, N.D. – Twenty-four Thompson Public School kindergarten students are quarantined after a member of the class tested positive for COVID-19.
The students began quarantining on Monday, Aug. 31, and will not return to school until Monday, Sept. 14, said John Maus, Thompson superintendent. The Thompson School District was notified on Sunday, Aug. 30, that a kindergarten student had tested positive for COVID-19, Maus said.
School administrators on Sunday night decided to err on the side of caution, so quarantined all 24 students in the section of kindergarten in which the student tested positive, he said.
Thompson Public School has seating charts for the kindergarten students and divides the class into “pods,” but even with those protocols in place, social distancing children at that age is difficult, Maus said.
“They are 5 years old, and it’s tough to keep them apart during the day,” he said.