Coronavirus: Fairborn Intermediate School reverts to remote learning in reaction to positive cases

Coronavirus: Fairborn Intermediate School reverts to remote learning in reaction to positive cases
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FAIRBORN — Fairborn Intermediate School will go to remote learning beginning Wednesday in reaction to several recent positive COVID-19 cases reported to the Fairborn City Schools district in the last several days, Superintendent Gene Lolli said in a letter to families Tuesday.

FIS will continue with its remote learning program through Oct. 9 “due to the positive COVID-19 case(s) and the amount of students who will be required to quarantine,” Lolli said.

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Students will return to FIS on Oct. 12.

The district’s “COVID-19 Count” dashboard for the week of Sept. 28 is reporting five newly confirmed cases at FIS and one at Baker Middle School.

Lolli said FIS was alerted to “at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student or staff member” on Sept. 27 and another case Tuesday.

Baker Middle School was alerted Sept. 24 about “a confirmed case in at least one student or staff person” at that school, Lolli said in a letter to families.

Baker Middle will remain open, Lolli said, after reviewing that case with Greene County Public Health.

The school district is working with the health department and anyone identified as a close contact of the cases at FIS and Baker Middle will be notified by the health department as part of the investigation, Lolli said.