DeKalb High School staffer is 1st confirmed COVID-19 in county

COVID-19 Cases

DeKalb County is now the fifth county in the area with a patient who has the Novel Coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 1:51 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 6:43 PM

WATERLOO, Ind. (WFFT) — A staff member at DeKalb High School has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

DeKalb County is now the fifth county in the area with a patient who has Coronavirus.

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DeKalb High School

The DeKalb County Health Department, Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed this is a positive case for the county.

Other Northeast Indiana counties with confirmed Coronavirus cases are: Adams, Allen, Noble and Wells counties.

RELATED: Indiana Coronavirus cases increase to 365, 12 deaths

In an email to parents, DeKalb Central Schools Superintendent Steve Teders says a staff member of the high school tested positive for COVID-19 for the virus after receiving the results back Tuesday. 

Teders told families the staff member "been self quarantined since last Tuesday, March 17. This staff member’s last day in the high school was Monday, March 16."

Tedders told FOX 55 News the district escalated a few weeks ago and will continue to deep clean according to CDC guidelines.

The following email was sent to DeKalb Central parents:

"Good Afternoon DeKalb Central Families:

This morning, the district was notified of a high school staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.

Due to HIPAA restrictions, we are not able to provide the identity of the staff member.

This individual has been self quarantined since last Tuesday, March 17.

This staff member’s last day in the high school was Monday, March 16.

As a reminder, students were last in session at DeKalb Central Schools on Friday, March 13.

After consulting the DeKalb County Health Department, it is advisable for individuals, including a limited number of students picking up school supplies, who were present in the high school on Monday, March 16 to continue to self monitor, stay home, and contact your health care provider should you become ill or show symptoms of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has now landed in DeKalb County with what I believe to be the first verified case and it is more important than ever to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines for slowing the spread of coronavirus.

DeKalb Central Schools is committed to the safety and well being of students and staff and will continue to be in direct consultation with local health officials so please stay tuned for future announcements.

Steve Teders - Superintendent"

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 775686

Reported Deaths: 14025
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1066871814
Lake572681031
Allen43500701
Hamilton37653427
St. Joseph37508568
Elkhart29882471
Tippecanoe23732232
Vanderburgh23634405
Porter19690327
Johnson19020394
Hendricks18271323
Clark13730199
Madison13719348
Vigo12949256
Monroe12691180
LaPorte12645225
Delaware11218198
Howard10832237
Kosciusko9851124
Hancock8855150
Bartholomew8343157
Warrick8216157
Floyd8128183
Grant7457181
Boone7289105
Wayne7273201
Morgan6988143
Marshall6376117
Dubois6327118
Cass6130112
Noble607391
Dearborn605878
Henry6001111
Jackson520977
Shelby514898
Lawrence5020128
Gibson471697
Montgomery464792
Clinton462755
DeKalb461485
Harrison459277
Huntington429082
Whitley421045
Steuben414561
Miami411573
Jasper403957
Knox397291
Putnam388762
Wabash373884
Adams358956
Ripley354571
Jefferson351487
White341854
Daviess3110100
Wells305981
Greene298485
Decatur294393
Posey288235
Fayette287764
Scott285458
LaGrange278873
Clay277649
Washington257638
Randolph248583
Jennings243349
Spencer240531
Fountain239050
Starke231559
Owen226759
Sullivan224143
Fulton210446
Jay204132
Carroll200623
Orange194456
Perry193139
Vermillion183444
Rush179127
Tipton174348
Franklin173935
Parke157816
Pike144034
Blackford138732
Pulaski124748
Newton124137
Benton111615
Brown106743
Crawford106716
Martin92715
Warren88715
Switzerland8568
Union73910
Ohio58711
Unassigned0429

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1132798

Reported Deaths: 20530
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1312911496
Cuyahoga1180592268
Hamilton830231263
Montgomery541901064
Summit491891018
Lucas43982835
Butler40324615
Stark34056941
Lorain26232511
Warren25125312
Mahoning22881614
Lake21602397
Clermont20592261
Delaware19295138
Licking16977227
Fairfield16959207
Trumbull16940493
Medina16019278
Greene15721254
Clark14439309
Portage13548219
Wood13411201
Allen12124245
Richland11870214
Miami11140229
Wayne9344228
Columbiana9282236
Muskingum9207137
Pickaway8796123
Marion8774140
Tuscarawas8756257
Erie8220166
Ashtabula7318180
Hancock7080135
Ross7070165
Geauga7032153
Scioto6887108
Belmont6261179
Lawrence6033106
Union595149
Jefferson5787162
Huron5678122
Sandusky5536130
Darke5476131
Seneca5391128
Washington5391111
Athens528660
Auglaize510587
Mercer492885
Shelby487798
Knox4678112
Ashland450198
Madison450066
Defiance444599
Fulton443275
Putnam4366104
Crawford4152112
Brown414163
Preble3988107
Logan396379
Clinton395667
Ottawa378281
Highland370768
Williams361878
Champaign351760
Guernsey334054
Jackson324954
Perry300550
Morrow298544
Fayette291350
Hardin280465
Henry279067
Coshocton275161
Holmes2735102
Van Wert254465
Gallia254150
Adams253658
Pike247137
Wyandot236557
Hocking224163
Carroll203349
Paulding181542
Meigs153940
Monroe139446
Noble138739
Harrison115738
Morgan112024
Vinton88217
Unassigned04
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