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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133082.015 Event: 02/04/2021Employee With Covid-19 Infection Dies
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on February 4, 2021, the investigation involves a te acher and four teaching assistants who shared an otherwise empty class - teachin g being conducted remotely over the internet. The teacher was located in the cen ter of the classroom and was COVID-19 negative and without symptoms. The remaini ng four employees sat in the four corners of the class +6 feet from each other - all tested positive during the two weeks of winter break. One of these employee s who had underlying health conditions was hospitalized and died from COVID rela ted illness. On December 31, 2020, the school was notified about 1 positive resu lt from an asymptomatic employee with last school attendance on December 18, 202 0. They started doing contact tracing in early January for this cohort who were isolated to a classroom and had minimal contact with any other colleagues. No one became ill until after the school closed for the Christmas holidays. Duri ng the holidays, everyone dispersed to their homes with visiting relatives or we nt to stay with relatives and all four assistants were COVID-19 positive.
Keywords: infectious disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1513713.015 Fatality Teachers, special education

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