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More COIVD cases in area schools

University High School went into Monday with another positive COVID case of a student, which in turn put an additional 17 students, plus one teacher, into quarantine, the district announced.

That means the school on Bakers Ridge is beginning this week with the way ended the last one.

Two positive cases of students this past Friday at UHS put 100 more classmates into isolation for two weeks along with a teacher.

Even so, Mon Schools Superintendent Eddie Campbell Jr. said, the district has no plans of putting the school on remote-learning.

“Zero consideration,” he said, “because none of the UHS cases are related.”

Same for the three other positive cases of students (one apiece) at Skyview Elementary, Mountaineer Middle and South Middle, the superintendent said.

Mountaineer Middle, which may been the site of the district’s first student-to-student transmission within its building two weeks ago, reported that 30 students and a staffer are now quarantining following the positive diagnosis of a classmate.

“This isn’t related to anything the school has dealt with earlier, Campbell said.

The positive case of a student at Skyview Elementary has also a put a class of 21, plus another staffer, into quarantine at the school on River Road.

Meanwhile, Campbell said, contact tracing is ongoing in the case of the student from South Middle who tested positive, the superintendent said.

That work, he said, is focused on the occupants of the bus that carried said student and his classmates, plus other Morgantown High students to school Monday morning.