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Clackamas County Public Health officials notified district leaders of the case on Thursday, Nov. 12

COURTESY PHOTO: ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT - A student athlete at Estacada High School has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Estacada School District announced on Thursday, Nov. 12.

A student athlete at Estacada High School has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Estacada School District was notified by Clackamas County Public Health about the case. The individual is self-isolating at home and monitoring for symptoms for 14 days, and every person who came into close contact with them has been asked to do the same. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of the person with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes.

"For members of the school and greater community, we understand that this will cause concern," school district leaders wrote in a social media post. "We will continue to communicate with you regarding the details of this public health update in our community. At this time, and in accordance with public health, no buildings will be closed and distance learning will continue as scheduled."

Anyone who came into close contact with the individual will be asked to work from home for 14 days following the exposure date.

Since Thursday, Oct. 8, the Estacada School District has announced three cases of COVID-19 in adults who did not have close contact with students. The individuals and those who came into close contact with them self-isolated and monitored for symptoms for two weeks.

On Wednesday, Nov, 11, 1,122 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Oregon, setting another record for the state. In the 97023 ZIP code, which includes the city of Estacada, there were 89 cases, up from 74 the previous week. The 97022 ZIP code, which includes Eagle Creek, has remained at 37 cases for several weeks.

Per the Nov. 11 update, four additional deaths of people with COVID-19 have been reported, raising the total known in Oregon to 746.


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