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Libby Public School District employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Western News | August 7, 2020 1:33 PM

A Libby Public School District staff member has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Lincoln County Health Department has begun contact tracing and testing those who may have been exposed, according to a press release issued by Superintendent Ron Goodman on Aug. 7. Goodman wrote that only a few people were at risk of infection as the district has been operating with limited staff.

Goodman said that schools are still set to reopen on Aug. 26.

However, the district will be postponing registration for returning Libby Middle/High School students from Aug. 13 and 14 to Aug. 19 and 20. New students are scheduled to register on Aug. 24. Registration times for each grade level remain the same and can be found on the district website.

Families registering for Libby Elementary School will have to call the school at 293-2763 to make an appointment. Goodman said the registration times for elementary students have not changed.

The second week of Libby Elementary Summer School has been canceled however.

According to the release, the substitute workshop remains set for Aug. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m in the KW Maki Theatre.

Any changes regarding opening and extracurricular activities will be announced week, Goodman wrote.

“Please rest assure that the Libby School District No. 4 is doing everything we can to provide a safe, learning environment for our students,” he said. “We would not intentionally put anyone in harm’s way.”