Miami-Dade Schools’ First COVID-19 Case Reported At Kendall Elementary School

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Miami Herald | by Colleen Wright | October 8, 2020

One student at William H. Lehman Elementary in Kendall has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ COVID-19 dashboard.

A press release from the school district sent at 11:30 a.m. Thursday said the student will remain home until the Health Department provides clearance for a return to school. The release said those identified with coming into close contact with the student have already been notified and will also remain home until cleared.

“Although the student’s movements in the school were limited, the entire school was thoroughly sanitized early this morning according to M-DCPS protocols,” the release said. “The school community has been sent a notification about the case.”

The release did not say how old the student was, how long the student had been in school or how many people were asked to quarantine. The Miami Herald has reached out for more information.

William H. Lehman,10990 SW 113th Place, opened Monday along with other elementary schools to welcome back students in pre-k, kindergarten and first grade. All elementary school students whose parents wished for them to return to school for in-person learning returned on Wednesday.