Sherrard School District Superintendent says he tested positive for COVID-19

Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2020 at 11:38 AM CDT
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SHERRARD, Ill. (KWQC) - The Superintendent of the Sherrard School District says he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Superintendent Alan Boucher says no students have tested positive for the virus so far this year and none of the students have been exposed. School officials Boucher only had contact with a few staff members.

School officials say Monday evening Boucher discovered he had a low grade fever. They say he did not return to his office Tuesday and scheduled an appointment for a COVID-19 test. The results came back positive on Wednesday. Boucher is now working from home.

“We will follow the local health department guidelines to make sure cleaning and contact tracing are handled properly,” Boucher said.

Boucher noted one staff member did test positive the day before school started.

He says the high school wants to remind everyone to make sure students come to school with their face coverings.

“Quite a few students have been forgetting to bring face coverings with them to school,” Boucher said.

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