THS student tests positive for COVID-19


TORRINGTON - A Torrington High School student tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms. 

GCSD community members were notified of the district’s first case on Sunday night, and contact tracing is taking place, according to a text from the school district. 

“Anytime we'll have a positive case, we’ll have it just at the school that they are located and that’ll be all the discerning information, because we don’t want to violate any HIPAA regulations,” said GCSD Superintendent Ryan Kramer.

Individuals deemed to have been in close contact with the student have been identified by public health and asked to isolate or quarantine. 

“Close contact is if you’re less than six feet [apart] for longer than 15 minutes,” said Goshen County Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator Heather Saul. “And even wearing a mask or not wearing a mask, they still consider that an exposure.”

According to Saul, GCPH is meeting today to discuss how many cases would require schools to move from tier one to tiers two or three. 

Look for the full story in Wednesday’s Telegram.

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