Park student and staffer test positive

Sam Klomhaus - Enterprise Staff Writer
Friday, December 18, 2020

A Park High student and staffer have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days, according to a letter to parents from Co-principals Lynne Scalia and Lori Dust.

Both are isolated at home and recovering, according to the letter, and it is unknown if the cases were contracted at school or not.

Eight students and one staff members have been deemed close contacts and are quarantining, according to the letter.

“The number of close contacts at school has increased this week as a result of the number of positive cases at Park High School,” the Livingston School District’s COVID-19 online dashboard read Friday. “While contacts are asked to quarantine for safety, when masks have been worn, there has not been transmission from persons who were positive to their close contacts at school.”

According to the dashboard, as of Thursday 33 students and staffers across the district were quarantining or isolating because of COVID-19.

The state of Montana’s COVID-19 case map reported 18 new cases in Park County Friday, bringing the county’s total to 820, 199 of which are active.

Overall, Montana has reported 75,992 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 9,265 of which are active.

There have been 854 deaths in Montana attributed to COVID-19, four of which were Park County residents.