Marshall schools close while waiting for employee's COVID-19 test

4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Sunday, March 15 2020 Mar 15, 2020 Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:33:00 PM CDT March 15, 2020 in News
By: Jack Soble, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MARSHALL - Marshall Public Schools are closed March 16-17 after a staff member was tested for COVID-19.

The employee was taken to a Columbia hospital for several different tests, including for COVID-19. In response, the school district made the decision to close schools until Wednesday, March 18.  

The district posted on Facebook that an ambulance took the employee to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. Flu tests came back negative and the COVID-19 test has not come back yet. The district said they likely won't have results until mid-week.

The individual and his family have been placed under quarantine until the coronavirus test results are available.

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