City school board gets virus update


The Norton school system has had one student test positive for COVID-19 at John I. Burton High School. The school was notified of the positive result Aug. 20.
The school board got an update Monday in the form of a Sept. 8 report from Norton Elementary and Middle School Nurse Jennifer Hughes.

The report states that three students were sent home for temperatures greater than 100 degrees, but they did not enter the building. One student who entered the building was sent home for a temperature greater than 100 degrees. Eleven students were quarantined for firsthand exposure to COVID-19, but the exposure did not happen inside a city school building.

The report also shows one case of the flu, three cases of strep, three cases of a gastrointestinal virus and one case of head lice.

The school division updates COVID-19 information weekly on its website.