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Two Park High School faculty members test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 20:40:47-04

The Park County Health Department has confirmed that two faculty members at Park High School in Livingston have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the department, the first of the two cases was reported by the Montana State Health Lab Tuesday evening.

All close contacts of the first case have been notified, and Park County Health says the contact tracing process led to identification of the second positive case on Wednesday.

Contact tracers are working to identify all close contacts of the second case.

The health department said there will be no disruption to remaining students, faculty and staff at any other schools in the district.

“This is an unfortunate event but not unexpected,” said Dr. Laurel Desnick, Park County Health Officer. “Over the past several months, the Livingston School District has worked with the Park County Health Department for an event such as this. We appreciate the professionalism of the school administration at this difficult moment. It is a credit to their careful planning that the majority of students and staff are safe.”

As of Wednesday morning, Montana's COVID-19 tracking map listed two active cases in Park County.