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Papillion La-Vista High School choir quarantining for two weeks

Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 19:03:27-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 63 Papillion La-Vista High School choir students will be quarantining for the next two weeks due to possible COVID-19 exposure.

The school district's communications director, Annette Eyman tells 3NewsNow that the choir class had five cases including both staff and students. The school district worked with the county health department in deciding to quarantine all the choir members.

“We saw the first one and then the second one, when we start to see a pattern, out of an overabundance of caution we wanted to just stop that whole class," says Eyman.

While they can’t say for sure where the outbreak started, it just made sense to keep the students in the choir class home.

“We don’t know for certain that that was the place it was spreading. But the fact that there was so many in that particular class, we thought we just can’t continue to take a risk.”

We are told all the students are expected to be back in school after Labor Day.

So far, the district has 15 total cases of students or staff testing positive for COVID-19. The district has over 12,000 students.