Germantown Academy student tests 'presumptive positive' for coronavirus

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A student at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington has tested "presumptive positive" for the new coronavirus. This means that test results came back positive for this student from a lab in Pennsylvania, and the CDC has not yet confirmed them. 
The student is related to one of the four Montgomery County residents who has contracted the coronavirus.

UPDATE: Germantown Academy confirms a student tested presumptive positive for coronavirus and is isolated. Initially, it was just the student’s family member who tested positive. Also, three GA students who visited last week are now self-quarantined and not showing symptoms.

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"As reported earlier, the family member of a GA student tested presumptive positive for the virus. I have just been informed that the student, a member of our Upper School, has also tested positive," Rich Schellhas, head of Germantown Academy, said in a letter to parents.

Schellhas said the student is in self-quarantine at home and does not have any siblings at the school, does not participate in school athletics, and does not use the bus system to get to school.

Three school students who visited this student last week are now self-quarantined for at least two weeks, at the direction of the Montgomery County Department of Health. They are currently not showing any symptoms and will not be tested unless they begin to experience symptoms, Schellhas said.

Germantown Academy is closed through Wednesday. After Wednesday, students will have class online until next Tuesday.

No presumptive cases in Pennsylvania have yet been confirmed by the CDC.

Stay with KYW Newsradio for more on this developing story.