By Wausau Pilot & Review

Health officials say a person in summer school at the Mosinee School District has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the district to close the school until Monday.

People with close contact with the patient will be notified by the health department.

Mosinee School officials have notified all summer school parents and staff of the situation.

“COVID is continuing to spread throughout our community and everyone can take precautions to prevent the spread” said Judy Burrows, Public Information Officer. “The best prevention measures are wearing cloth face masks and social distancing.”

David Muñoz, Mosinee School District Superintendent, said he wants to reassure parents that officials are taking the situation seriously.

“We will not be holding school tomorrow, Friday July 17, to give us time to do thorough cleaning as we do every day, and to allow for contact tracing.,” Muñoz said. “We will reopen summer school again on Monday July 20 in accordance with the continued collaboration and guidance from the Marathon County Health Department.”

School officials in Mosinee say they developed health and safety plans in accordance with the Department of Public Instruction and CDC guidelines, in collaboration with the Marathon County Health Department.

Many school districts across the state are currently evaluating policies and procedures to determine how to bring children back into the classroom including several districts running summer schools.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID should contact their health care provider.

Please call the clinic before you go to protect the health of others. Symptoms include; fever of 100degrees or higher, cough, sore throat, and recent loss of taste or smell.