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Classroom at Lakeside Elementary goes virtual due to COVID-19 outbreak

Lakeside Elementary classroom goes virtual due to COVID-19
Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 17:44:38-04

OSHKOSH, Wis. (NBC 26) — A single classroom at Lakeside Elementary School is shifting to virtual instruction after five of 20 students tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 12.

Officials say classroom had three students test positive last week. The Winnebago County Health Department and Oshkosh Area School District jointly recommended all students in the class get tested, and rapid antigen tests were provided for those students with parental consent by the school district on Sunday at Lakeside Elementary.

That testing confirmed two more positive cases, bringing the total to five of 20 students, or one in four students in the same classroom.

All 20 students will be in virtual instruction for one week beginning on Monday, September 13.

As of Monday, the Oshkosh Area School District's COVID-19 Dashboard stated that there were six positive COVID-19 cases within Lakeside Elementary and 20 total quarantines, which accounts for the known positives and quarantines in the above classroom plus one more positive case. This brings their total on the school year to date to seven positive cases and 23 in quarantine.

Screenshot of OASD's COVID-19 Dashboard focusing on elementary schools

At the time of publication, there are 38 positive COVID-19 student cases and 266 students in quarantine throughout OASD. There are 10 positive cases amongst OASD staff members, while 14 are in quarantine. Of the total 63 currently positive cases and 386 in quarantine, only one case is considered "suspected school transmission" by OASD.