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Thunder Mountain High School shifts to distance learning today due to COVID-19 cases

April 19, 2021 – News

Three people at Thunder Mountain High School have tested positive for COVID-19. Results came in over the weekend and the Juneau School District informed TMHS staff and families on Sunday. Individuals in the school participating in activities or in classrooms who may have been exposed are being contacted directly. Because Public Health is still in the process of contact tracing and some test results have not yet been received, all classes at TMHS have shifted to distance delivery for today, April 19, and possibly Tuesday, April 20. All individuals with active cases of COVID-19 are in isolation.

The district will announce extracurricular school activities status and further information about in-person classes for the remainder of the week this afternoon. Individuals who have not been identified as a close contact do not need to quarantine or be tested at this time. A close contact is considered being within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more per day.

Parents and families throughout the district are asked to continue assessing their child’s health before coming to school each day. If they develop symptoms, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Please stay home if your child is awaiting COVID-19 test results or has contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. For more information, go to juneauschools.org.

The City and Borough of Juneau will issue its standard case count update later today.