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ROGERS -- A third-grader at Tucker Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus, according to Superintendent Marlin Berry.

The School District learned of the diagnosis Tuesday and is working closely with Health Department officials in response to the matter, Berry wrote in a message posted on the district's website.

"We recognize this is very concerning news for our community, and our hearts are with all those affected," Berry wrote.

Berry, during a news conference Wednesday hosted by Rogers on the covid-19 outbreak, said it's his understanding the infected student is doing fine.

School officials had compiled a list of all people the student may have had contact with at school, before school and after school and are contacting parents of other students to make sure they watch for covid-19 symptoms in their children, Berry said.

Tucker, like all other public schools in the state, is closed until April 20 because of the virus. The last time school was held in the building was March 13.

"We will continue our efforts to clean and sanitize all of our buildings in preparation for a potential return to school," Berry said.

State Secretary of Health Nate Smith said as of Wednesday afternoon 13 virus cases in the state are children.

Tucker is in Lowell and had 522 students as of last fall, according to state data.

NW News on 03/26/2020

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