CoxHealth says a child at a Cox Learning Center in Springfield has tested positive for COVID-19.
The health system says the child became ill at the end of June.
Staff notified parents and guardians of kids around the child.
Those kids and staff around the child will stay quarantined through July 14.
A statement from CoxHealth says the child did not have symptoms when at the center and was last there on June 29th.
You can read a full statement released from CoxHealth below…
“CoxHealth is aware that a child who attends Cox Learning Center South in Springfield has tested positive for COVID-19. The child did not have symptoms while at the center, but became ill after last there on June 29. Parents and guardians of other children who were at the center that day are being notified so they can monitor for symptoms. The children who were potentially exposed, as well as relevant staff members, are at home in quarantine through July 14 to eliminate any possible future exposures. The child is currently recovering at home. There have not been any other confirmed cases related to this exposure to date.
Our learning centers have rigorous protocols in place to help reduce the spread of disease. In addition to daily deep cleaning, all staff members are required to wear masks in areas of the centers to reduce the spread of bacteria and illnesses. Additionally, all children and staff have their temperature checked upon entry.”