Health officials suspect a COVID-19 outbreak at LakeVille High School linked to out-of-state fight events

Health officials suspect a COVID-19 outbreak at LakeVille High School linked to out-of-state fight events

OTISVILLE, Mich. (WJRT) – LakeVille high school has been closed since February 10, when 12 students and about five staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Nine days later, that number is 23 students and seven staff.

Health officials suspect the first cases were linked to two out-of-state wrestling events: one in Wisconsin in late January and the other in Ohio in early January. February.

“Regarding a team to be able to say that it went like a school team, no. They left individually with their families. Mike Lytle said. Lytle is the Superintendent of LakeVille Community Schools.

Lytle says 20 of the 23 students who tested positive were somehow associated with the wrestling program.

At first, the high school had scheduled its in-person reopening for February 22, but as cases increased, health officials feared it was a more contagious variant.

Working closely with the county health department, Lytle sent a letter to the families, extending the return date to March 1.

“Yes, this is a difficult situation we face, but it was a relatively easy decision to do the right thing based on health…

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