Corte Madera parents knowingly sent their infected child to school. It cause an outbreak of COVID-19.

A COVID-19 outbreak at Neil Cummins Elementary School in Corte Madera has been traced to a student who was sent to school after testing positive for the virus.

The child tested positive the week of Nov. 8, according to Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Superintendent Brett Geithman. After receiving the results, the parents ignored calls from public health personnel and sent the child and their sibling to class for the next two weeks. They did not inform the school of the positive result.

The threat was flagged by county health officials who noticed that the district had not entered the student into their database of positive cases. The district promptly informed and tested all exposed students. They found eight positive cases including the student and their sibling. Seventy-five people were forced to quarantine.

”Our enforcement team is evaluating the circumstances and will respond accordingly," Marin County Public Health said in a statement. “Thankfully, this is the only known occurrence of a household knowingly sending a COVID-19 positive student to school.”

The parents could face a misdemeanor charge for violating the county’s health order, according to KCRA. Is that enough? 


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