Fairview Schools shuts down after 2 students possibly exposed to COVID-19

Fairview Area Schools is closing its doors Thursday and Friday after two students were possibly exposed to COVID-19.

Superintendent Bill Lake told True North Radio that one elementary student and one middle schooler may have been exposed to the disease. He said contact tracing Wednesday, led to another 32 kids who came into close contact with those two students.

Lake said a decision was made to close the school building, which houses the district’s entire K-12 population of approximately 300 students, with guidance from the local health department. He said the district will thoroughly sanitize the building while students are at home.

The two students who may have been exposed have been tested and the results are expected to be returned within 24-48 hours.

Fairview is now at least the third school district in northeast Michigan that has had to contend with a possible or probable COVID-19 case. Students at Alcona and Alpena schools tested negative for the disease following similar situations.