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The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

WATERTOWN — The Watertown City School District received confirmation from the Jefferson County Public Health Service on Thursday morning that one of the district’s remote learners has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the fifth positive case among students in the district.

According to the state’s COVID-19 Report Card online tracker, which now reflects this new case, the student is enrolled at Case Middle School. 

The student is a remote learner and has not been in attendance at any building in the district, according to a release from the district. The district is working in collaboration with the health service, which has performed the contact tracing process pursuant to their protocols. 

According to the release, social distancing protocols and disinfecting measures continue to be in place within each school building.

Citing a requirement to protect the privacy rights of staff and students, the district has stated it is not permitted to release any additional information.

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