Alabama High School Senior Attends Graduation While Pending COVID-19 Test Gets Positive Result

Coronavirus Testing

Test tube with blood sample for COVID-19 test. Positive test.

Decatur City Schools say a student who attended a graduation ceremony last week has tested positive for the new coronavirus. School officials said Wednesday that the student was awaiting test results when they attended Austin High School’s ceremony on May 21.

Deputy Superintendent says a member of the student’s family had previously tested positive and the neither the student nor their family members disclosed that information when asked at the ceremony. The official said nurses checked students’ temperatures and families and students were asked to stay 6 feet apart.

Some Alabama schools began hosting ceremonies after the state eased group gathering restrictions in mid-May.

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