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Parents sending COVID-19 infected kids to school, Wisconsin officials warn


September 25, 2020

Sarah Kloepping – Associated Press

In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, first-grade teacher Jessica Johnson asks students if they've been sick or near anyone who's been sick before the start of the first day of school at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, in De Pere, Wis.

to allow children back into classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic, they didn't plan for one scenario: Parents deliberately sending infected kids to school.

Yet that's exactly what's happened multiple times in Washington and Ozaukee counties, health officials said this week.

"Something that happened and continued to happen ... which I never in my wildest dreams imagined it would happen, is people sent their known positive kids to school," Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Officer Kirsten Johnson told WISN.


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