Howell HS closed today after student tests positive for COVID-19; student at Brighton’s Maltby MS tests positive

Howell High School and its Freshman Campus are closed today, Sept. 14, 2020, to allow for contact tracing after a student tested positive for COVID-19. Athletic practices are also postponed.

Learning is online, and the buildings are expected to be open on Tuesday.

District officials learned late Sunday that a Howell HS senior had tested positive for COVID-19, and two siblings in grades 9 and 10, are showing symptoms.

In Brighton, a student at Maltby Middle School has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Last week, probable cases of COVID-19 in the Howell Public Schools District — one at Three Fires Elementary School and one at Parker Middle School — were reported. Both students had close contact outside of school with people who tested positive for COVID-19 and were showing symptoms. The two cases are not related.

According to the LCDH, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include: cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever; chills; muscle pain; sore throat; a new loss of taste or smell. Other less-common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
If you are experiencing respiratory illness or other concerning symptoms, the LCDH recommends contacting your healthcare provider.

If you experience emergency warning signs for COVID-19, the LCHD advises you get medication attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include difficulty breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; bluish lips or face.

For more information, check out the Livingston County Health Department’s COVID-19 information by clicking here.

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