Two confirmed cases, 60+ BFHS students now in quarantine

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 has resulted, through contact tracing, into more than 60 Bonners Ferry High School students now quarantined as School District 101 administrators, Panhandle Health officials, community members and others strive to find answers to problems for which there are no clear answers.

“We’re working hard and thinking outside the box, but it’s hard to develop plans when you’re still trying to figure out what questions to ask,” superintendent Jan Bayer said. “We’ve had amazing support, and we’re doing the very best we can.”

The number of students quarantined is likely to go up. They were each in contact with the two students confirmed infected with novel coronavirus for 15 minutes or more and the self isolation is a precautionary measure.

Each of those quarantined are to continue classes by remote learning, with materials and computers being issued by teachers and staff today.

Bayer is working closely with Panhandle Health to have information for the school board, which is meeting in special session at 5 p.m. Thursday at the district office.