Someone who's often inside Middletown High School has been confirmed to have coronavirus.

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On Sunday, Enlarged City School District of Middletown Superintendent of Schools Richard Del Moro announced he was contacted by the Orange County Department of Health and told someone who's regularly inside Middletown High School has been infected by the COVID-19 virus.

The person was last known to be inside the school on March 9. Anyone who was in the high school from March 2- March 9 and is symptomatic, should contact their healthcare provider, officials say.

"As you know, all Middletown City schools, with the approval of the Board of Education, will follow the order from Orange County Health Department and County Executive Steven Neuhaus. All Middletown schools will be closed for a two-week period, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. This includes ALL athletics, in addition to before- and after-school and extra-curricular activities. This most recent update has changed our medication pick-up plans. Families should no longer come to the school to retrieve medication until such time as they are contacted. Tentatively, schools will reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020," Del Moro said. "People who were present on the MHS campus need to be especially aware of any symptoms they have related to
COVID-19. Based on the science of the disease, it can take up to two weeks to have the infection become evident and for someone infected to exhibit symptoms."

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