Milton Superintendent Rich Dahman said if someone tests positive (student or staff), Dahman said “that doesn’t mean the entire school or the entire district would necessarily be closed down.”

The fewer people that have been in contact with an individual over the 48 hours before they start to have symptoms, he said “the less likely it is that we would need to close.”

There’s not a certain number of positive numbers that would close a school district, he said.

“It really depends on where someone who tests positive has been, who they have been in contact with, how long they have been in contact with them,” he said.

Specifically, he said public health officials will look at who has been in close clinical contact with that person (shook hands, hugged, high-fived) or who has been within 6 feet of that person for 15 minutes indoors.

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