Public health has completed contact tracing for the coronavirus case at Meadowlark Elementary School and has found no school close contacts, according to a statement from Johnson County School District No. 1. 

On Wednesday morning, parents of Johnson County School students were alerted that an individual at the school had tested positive for the coronavirus.

This is the first known positive case of the coronavirus identified in Buffalo schools.

According to the announcement from the district, the school district will work with public health officials to identify students and staff who have had close contact with the individual with COVID-19. 

“It appears there is a low risk to students and staff because the person last attended school on Oct. 8,” the announcement read.

Parents of students identified as close contacts will be contacted by public health officials who will provide further instructions.

A close contact is defined as being with 6 feet of an infectious person for 15 minutes or more.

If your child develops symptoms, even if the symptoms are mild, he or she may have COVID-19.

“Your child should stay home except to get medical care,” the announcement said. “Do not send your child to school…Call your child’s healthcare provider to discuss your child’s symptoms and whether he or she needs to be tested.”

Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

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