Guest at Harrison HS career fair tests positive for COVID-19, principal says


A guest at Harrison High School’s recent career fair has tested positive for COVID-19, Harrison HS Principal Matthew D. Weber announced in a letter dated March 17.

“The guest did not have symptoms at the time of our event and started showing symptoms approximately 48 hours after visiting HHS,” Weber wrote. “According to health department guidance, this individual would likely not have been contagious at the time of her visit.

“However, I realize that this news may cause great concern in our school community.

“I encourage you to monitor for symptoms and, more importantly, seek guidance from your physician by calling the doctor’s office in the morning.  Your doctor will ask you specific questions and then make an informed recommendation based on your individual situation.”

Weber says he regretted he had to share such unfortunate news.

“If I can be of assistance in answering your questions, as always, I will be glad to do so via phone or email,” he said. “Again, I am sorry to have to share this disconcerting news in this fashion, but it was recommended that I urgently share this important information with everyone as soon as possible.”

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