OMAHA, Neb. — Millard Public Schools superintendent Jim Sutfin has tested positive for COVID-19.
Sutfin has mild symptoms of the illness and plans to continue working from home. He disclosed his illness in a message to faculty and staff saying that he followed recommended safety guidelines and is hopeful that no one else around him has been infected by the virus. Sutfin believes he contracted coronavirus from a relative who works in healthcare.
Sutfin's full statement:
"Dear Millard Staff,
I’m writing to let you know that I learned this morning I was positive for COVID-19. I wanted you to hear this directly from me.
I am thankful to be able to tell you I have followed all of our safety procedures, especially socially distancing and masking. Because of this, I am hopeful no one else will be affected by my diagnosis beyond me.
The virus affects everyone differently. I was having a great morning and suddenly started feeling lousy. I immediately went to get tested and began isolating. My symptoms are mild, and I will continue to work remotely.
We have been able to contact trace my exposure. I was with a family member who works in the medical field. She tested negative before we spent time together. However, she has unfortunately since experienced symptoms and tested positive. I am grateful that she is also experiencing relatively mild symptoms.
Jim Sutfin, Ed.D.Superintendent"
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