DETROIT – Classes at Detroit Catholic Central High School began last week, and a faculty member has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the Oakland County Health Department continues contact tracing, school officials are encouraging students to remain vigilant.
It’s not clear where that staff member was exposed to the coronavirus, but officials believe students and other staff members avoided close contact with that person.
School officials said personal protective equipment and social distancing plans are working.
“We want to do everything we can to keep the students in the building, but first and foremost, the focus has to be on their safety,” said Jake Marmul, of Detroit Catholic Central.
The faculty member took a COVID-19 test over the weekend, and the results came back positive on Monday.
“Our maintenance crew came in on Sunday and did a clean wherever that faculty member may have been,” Marmul said.