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Students quarantined after positive case in Bessemer


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BESSEMER — Four students at Washington Elementary have been placed on quarantine after a classmate tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

“They are in a cohort group so the kids that were sitting next to the (infected) student, we’re having them just go virtual,” said Dan Niemi, superintendent of the Bessemer Area School District.

Niemi said that contact tracing was done and, upon the recommendation of the health department, those four students will be out of the building until March 8.

“This has become so routine that it really doesn’t even phase us...