ASHLAND – An Ashland High student, who tested positive for COVID-19 is refusing to cooperate with the school district and the health department, so Ashland High will be remote on Monday, January 4, announced Ashland Superintendent of Schools Jim Adams late Sunday night.
“Our staff was notified that an AHS student tested positive for COVID today. For the past 4 hours our medical and high school administrative teams have been trying to gather all relevant close contact information. Unfortunately, there has been resistance and a lack of cooperation with the board of health and our nursing staff. It is upsetting that some in our community will not openly cooperate, thus their selfishness is putting the entire school system at risk. We hope that folks will be more forthcoming tomorrow so we can properly identify all close contacts which will allow AHS to open in the hybrid model as soon as possible. Thus, AHS will be in a re mote only setting on Monday, January 4,” wrote Adams.
“Additionally, there will be no athletic tryouts on Monday as AHS is in a remote setting,” said Adams.
“Let’s hope tomorrow brings a better day where we can identify all close contacts and get AHS back in the hybrid model as quickly as possible,” wrote the Superintendent.