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Hickory Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19; school will reopen April 6

Hickory Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19; school will reopen April 6

Staff report

Hickory Elementary School, Avon, will be closed until April 6 after it was discovered late Sunday night that a student tested positive for the COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Avon Community School Corporation was notified by the Hendricks County Health Department, according to Dr. Margaret Hoernemann, ACSC superintendent, who notified parents via phone.

This was the second COVID-19 case confirmed in Hendricks County on Sunday. The other  individual is an adult and it is unconfirmed where the individual resides in the county.

In a prepared statement posted on Avon-schools.org, school officials stated, “Because this information just became available, we believe it is prudent to exercise our option to have an e-Learning day on Monday, March 9th for the entire school district.

The release stated the HCHD recommended that Hickory Elementary be closed for two weeks through Friday, March 20th – with an impending Spring Break, the date extends to April 6.

“It is our intent to provide our Hickory students with ongoing learning opportunities, which may include e-learning and other experiences. Hickory students and staff will be able to return on Monday, April 6th, following Spring Break,” the statement concluded.

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