COVID-19 case causes students to quarantine

COVID-19 case causes students to quarantine

By Aurora Johnson and Hannah Wathen, Staff Writers

A COVID-19 case at Hoover High caused several students to be contact traced on Wednesday, Dr. Jennifer Earl, principal at Hoover High, said in a message to Tornado family and staff.

“We will continue to keep all staff informed and encourage all staff and students to follow all safety protocols (maintaining physical distant, appropriately wearing a face mask, and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces) to avoid the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Earl stated in her message.

Students who are asymptomatic and unvaccinated may return to school on the eighth day of being quarantined. Students who came in close contact with the student who had COVID-19 and are vaccinated with no symptoms will be allowed to return to school. Students who test positive should quarantine for 10 days after the initial exposure. 

One student who had to quarantine was junior Andrew Torres.

“I just sit at my desk waiting for Google classroom notifications so that I can do my work for class and then I just eat food and watch movies all day since I can’t do anything else,” Torres said.