Cut Bank Schools Superintendent Wade Johnson reported on Thursday, Oct. 1, three students and three staff members in the local district have tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
According to Johnson, “Cut Bank Schools have a paraprofessional at H.C. Davis and Anna Jeffries (Elementary Schools) that have tested positive for COVID. The special education classrooms at H.C. Davis are closed for the next 14 days. Additionally, there are some other staff members who will also be quarantined due to contact with the affected paraprofessional.”
Johnson continued, “We also have a paraprofessional in the Middle School who has tested positive for COVID. We believe proper protocols have been followed in this instance, and this classroom will be closely monitored but will remain open for the remainder of this week and we will re-evaluate at the end of this week.”
Johnson said Cut Bank High School has two students who have tested positive for COVID, one of whom has been out of school all week. Earlier this week Johnson announced an elementary student tested positive.
“Our ability to remain open and helping our students is directly related to our ability to follow safety protocols,” said Johnson.
All plans and procedures have been discussed and reviewed with the Glacier County Health Department, Johnson assured.
The Glacier County Health Department (GCHD) reported 227 active cases in the County late Thursday morning (Oct. 1) with the Blackfeet COVID-19 Incident Command reporting 202 active cases as of 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. The GCHD reported the COVID-19 related death of a second county resident, a female in her 70s on Sept. 30.
Johnson said all students and staff are being reminded to clean hands and surfaces often and thoroughly as well as maintain physical distancing wherever possible. They are required to wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
The Cut Bank Wolves varsity football game with Wolf Point, originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 in Wolf Point, has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. in Cut Bank. Wolf Point originally cancelled the game on Sept. 30 but rescheduled today (Oct. 1) changing the location to Cut Bank.
The JV game with Fairfield scheduled for that night has been cancelled.