The student was at school while sick during the week of March 9 and has tested positive, the Beaverton School District said.

An Aloha High School student had the coronavirus before the statewide school closure, potentially infecting other students and staff, according to the Beaverton School District.

BSD shared a notice from Washington County Health Officer Christina Baumann, alerting families of the confirmed case.

"We are working to identify and directly reach out to close contacts of the ill person," the statement reads. Washington County Public Health cannot reveal the identity or condition of the patient due to medical privacy laws.

"We ask that you respect the ill person's privacy as well," Baumann said in the statement. "We share your concerns about this news, which is another sign of how COVID-19 is spreading in local communities in Oregon."

The news comes a day after Gov. Kate Brown extended the closure of schools throughout Oregon through April 28.

This story originally appeared on the website of KOIN 6 News, a Pamplin Media Group news partner.

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