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WATERTOWN — According to the state’s online coronavirus school tracker — COVID-19 Report Card ­— the fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Watertown City School District is in a student at North Elementary School.

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The school district received confirmation of the positive case on Friday, which marked the second in-person student case for the district.

According to an announcement sent out by the district Friday, it is working in collaboration with the Jefferson County Public Health Service, which is currently performing the contact tracing process pursuant to their protocols.

The district did not disclose which school the student attends.

“As much as the District is attempting to be completely transparent in this matter, we are required to protect the privacy rights of our staff and students,” the announcement reads. “The District is not permitted to release any additional information. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.”

Social distancing protocols and disinfecting measures continue to be in place within the school district and extra cleaning has occurred in the areas frequented by student.

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(3) comments

zeitgeist

Who or what restricts the District from naming the school? Are districts statewide similarly restricted?

djp29

Great question zeitgeist! Its public knowledge anyways within a day so whats stopping the district from being proactive? But again, what stopped the district from allowing our student-athletes from playing sports this fall?

Eagle24

I don't get it...naming the school, or village/town of Covid cases...

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