BCSC reporting 22 COVID-19 cases as of Friday

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is reporting two new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 22 since school reopened on Aug. 10.

Superintendent Jim Roberts said that of this number, there are 14 student cases and eight staff cases. Of the student cases, 10 were enrolled in remote learning.

Five of the cases come from Columbus East High School. Four are from Richards Elementary. The administration building, Clifty Creek Elementary, Mt. Healthy Elementary and Columbus North High School each have had two cases. The following schools have had one case each: Busy Bees Academy, Columbus Signature Academy Fodrea, Columbus Signature Academy New Tech, Parkside Elementary and Southside Elementary.

Roberts also said that a total of 341 close contacts have been identified from both internal and external positive cases.

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