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2 teachers in Livingston test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 23:24:57-04

Two teachers at Park High School in Livingston have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating at home, health officials said Wednesday.

The Montana State Health Lab reported the first case to the county health department Tuesday evening, Park County health officials said in a news release.

Health officials found the second case Wednesday through contact tracing and instructed all other contacts to quarantine.

All contacts of the first case have been tested for COVID-19.

“This is an unfortunate event but not unexpected,” said Dr. Laurel Desnick, Park County Health Officer, in a news release. “Over the past several months, the Livingston School District has worked with the Park County Health Department for an event such as this. We appreciate the professionalism of the school administration at this difficult moment. It is a credit to their careful planning that the majority of students and staff are safe.”

Park County has two active COVID-19 cases and 65 cumulative cases since the start of the outbreak. Sixty-three people have recovered.