MHPS announces data for 5 new instances of COVID-19 in district


Mountain Home Public Schools has announced five new instances of COVID-19 in the district via its website Thursday.At the Nelson Wilks Herron campus, one staff member has tested positive, causing the quarantine of five students and an additional staff member, who were identified as probable close contacts. A Pinkston Middle School student has tested positive, but the district says the child has not been on campus since its exposure to COVID-19, so there are no close contacts outside of the family. A student in the district’s Bomber Virtual Academy has tested positive, but that child has not been on campus this year.

On Wednesday, positive cases were reported at both Hackler Intermediate School and the Mountain Home Kindergarten Center. At Hackler, one student tested positive, but the student has not been on campus since exposure to COVID-19. The kindergarten cases saw one student and one staff member test positive. The student had already been quarantined, so there were no close contacts. The staff member’s positive case resulted in three additional students being quarantined.

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