California parents knowingly sent their child to school despite them testing positive for COVID-19.
For seven days, parents allegedly intentionally and knowingly sent their child to Neil Cummins Elementary School in Corte Madera even though the kid tested positive Rona, Dr. Brett Geithman, superintendent of Larkspur-Corte Madera School District in Marin County, told CNN.
The only reason the school found out was because the Marin County Public School contacted them, as the confirmed case was never reported in the school’s database. Whenever a case of Rona is confirmed, the local public health department will reach out to schools if a student has contracted the virus.
“This is not only a violation of basic ethics, it’s a violation of law.” Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County’s public health officer told CNN. “Violation can lead to a fine or criminal prosecution as a misdemeanor. Because of the seriousness of this violation we’ve referred the case to the District Attorney.”
“If we didn’t have strict Covid protocols, the aftermath of this could’ve been much worse,” Geithman told CNN.
“We did not know this positive case existed.” Geithman shared in a written statement to CNN. “Upon calling the household, we learned that the student tested positive, did not inform the schools, and then sent the student and their sibling to school for seven days.”