A first grader at East Primary School in Sutherlin has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from Superintendent Terry Prestianni.

Prestianni said the school district was made aware of the positive test by the Douglas Public Health Network.

“We are working very closely with local public health and The Oregon Health Authority to notify parents of the children in the cohort that the child that tested positive was in and are asking them to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms,” Prestianni’s statement read.

Parents of children in the same cohort as the person who tested positive were notified by school officials Sunday.

Sutherlin School District was open for on-site instruction for kindergarten through third grade on Monday, with fourth through 12th grade in comprehensive distance learning with afternoon labs and on-site special programs.

“This is a great example of a school doing everything right regarding student cohorts, reducing risk and mitigating transmission of COVID-19 in a school setting,” Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer said in the statement sent out be the school district. “School officials are working very closely with DPHN and myself to care for the one positive case and advise parents, families and staff that are close contacts. We believe the risk is low to the school community and DPHN remains available to support the families that are quarantining.”

While in self-quarantine, Douglas Public Health Network said people should stay home, check their temperature at least twice a day, watch for other symptoms, wear face coverings even around household members, wash their hands and stay in a designated room.

As of noon Monday, there were 237 COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, including 212 confirmed positive tests and 25 presumed positive. There are five Douglas County residents who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, one fewer than the agency reported Saturday and Sunday.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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Mike

Sutherlin East Elementary School reported 1 new coronavirus case since first reported last week, bringing its total number of cases to 2. According to the Oregon Health Authority weekly report (below link) issued today, both children tested positive on September 24.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/COVID-19-Weekly-Report-2020-10-07-FINAL.pdf

Mike

The Sutherlin East Elementary School child tested positive on September 24, three days before parents in the child’s cohort were notified to quarantine for 14 days. Either the Douglas County Public Health Network withheld the information from the School for 3 days or the School sat on the information for 3 days before doing anything.

This is verified by the Oregon Health Authority weekly report (below link) which indicates the Sutherlin East Elementary School child tested positive on Thursday September 24.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/COVID-19-Weekly-Report-2020-09-30-FINAL.pdf

Mike

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extends residential eviction ban until Dec. 31

https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/09/oregon-gov-brown-extends-residential-eviction-ban-until-dec-31.html

Mike

School reopenings linked to increase in coronavirus cases among U.S. children.

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/09/school-reopenings-linked-to-increase-in-coronavirus-cases-among-us-children.html

Mike

Our Douglas County Commissioners only reported 3 new coronavirus cases in Douglas County today and 15 cases over the last four days, bringing the total to 240 cases and 4 deaths.

Our County Commissioners reported Douglas County had 19 coronavirus cases and received 633 test results over the past week. Dividing 19 cases by 633 test results gives a 7-day positive test rate of 3.0% for Douglas County today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 61 new coronavirus cases today and 403 cases and 2 deaths over the past week. The six counties surrounding Douglas County now have 3,359 total cases and 30 deaths.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 297 new coronavirus cases and 8 deaths today. The 7-day positive test rate for Oregon is 5.4% today.

Mike

Commissioner Boice,

Did you or did you not issue a press release congratulating your Covid Response Team for Douglas County going four weeks with a 7-day positive test results less than 1% contrary to OHA state school metrics data indicating otherwise? I've already asked you this question several times and you refuse to answer.

Mike

On September 5, Commissioner Boice published a report, email and press release (below link) congratulating his Response Team on its fine leadership for keeping the county positive test rate under 1% for 4 weeks in a row.

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/09-05-2020-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

The Oregon Health Authority publishes a weekly “school metrics” report (below link) that tracks each county’s 7-day positive test rate. The school metrics report illustrates Douglas County’s positive test rate was below 1% for only TWO of the last eleven weeks, NOT 4 weeks in a row. It is this type of untruthful and misleading information being fed to the public by Commissioner Boice and his fellow Commissioners that endangers County children and increases the potential that more misinformed people will die in our county.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/Weekly-County-Metrics.pdf

Mike

On September 5, Commissioner Boice published an untruthful press release (below link) congratulating his Response Team on its fine leadership for keeping the county positive test rate under 1% for 4 weeks in a row.

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/09-05-2020-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

The Oregon Health Authority publishes a weekly “school metrics” report (below link) that tracks each county’s 7-day positive test rate. The school metrics report indicates Douglas County’s positive test rate was below 1% for only TWO of the last eleven weeks, NOT 4 weeks in a row. It is this type of untruthful and misleading information being fed to the public by Commissioner Boice and his fellow Commissioners that endangers County children and increases the potential that more misinformed people will die in our county.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/Weekly-County-Metrics.pdf

mworden

My father, a legal scholar, always said you could tell if an attorney had a good case or not before everything was presented. If they had a good case, they pounded that facts. If they had a bad case, the pounded the table.

Commissioner Boice's main defense against public criticism over his participation in an anti-mask political rally seems to be that it wasn't 'his' rally, he didn't organize it or hold it, he merely stumbled into it unawares and decided to stay around and speak to a group of anti-maskers about individual responsibility and to assure them the county would not be enforcing mask wearing. That's your defense? People have unfairly called it YOUR rally? Okay, about that anti-mask political rally you stumbled into where you decided to stay and speak to folks about not enforcing mask wearing during the pandemic -- not good optics, sir.

But keep pounding that table. I actually believe you wandered in. Which isn't the point of the outrage. But, yeah, sounds about right.

Mike

Wandered in to a crowd mandated to wear masks while NOT wearing a mask.

Chris Boice

It was an OUTDDOOR event where masks are not required when 6' social distancing can be observed and in fact, it was not an anti-mask wearing rally and some in attendance were wearing masks. Facts matter, but we're really not here for that now are we??

Mike

Commissioner Boice,

You want facts. How about we start with your recent anti-mask rally at the County Courthouse. County Commissioner Boice made a number of claims that are inconsistent with other things he has said and done as well as other government guidelines. These include:

Commissioner Boice claims he did not promote and was NOT a planned participant at the recent anti-mask rally. He claims to have only “noticed” the rally. Yet, the rally organizers Facebook page says, “We are calling on our governmental leaders… We want to let our Commissioners know that we stand behind them and encourage them to stand up and speak out on our behalf.” Is it conceivable the organizers are organizing a rally to stand up for the Commissioners, yet the Commissioners claim to be unaware of the rally supporting them? You judge.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1652724951568419/?active_tab=discussion

Commissioner Boice now claims, “I did not encourage anyone to not wear a mask” at the rally. However, Commissioner Boice was interviewed before the anti-mask rally where he can be heard (below link) saying, “Some folks don’t want to wear a mask…I COMMEND a lot of those folks because they realize their liberty includes my liberty.” On one hand, Commissioner Boice commends people for not wearing a mask yet claims otherwise.

https://kqennewsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/IDC-8-26-20.mp3

Commissioner Boice claimed he explained to anti-mask rally participants the County had taken the position not to be the enforcement agent for the Governor's mandates. In addition, Commissioner Boice can be heard in the above linked interview saying, “we weren’t interested in enforcing state mandates…as a county, we aren’t willing to enforce this mask thing…it’s never been the sheriff’s role to enforce public health mandates.” This is entirely contrary to an U.S. Department of Justice Document (below link) entitled “Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies” which clearly states “If a pandemic influenza outbreak occurs in the United States, it is essential that governmental entities at all levels continue to provide essential public safety services and maintain public order. It is critical that all stakeholders in State and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, whose primary responsibility this is, be fully prepared to support public health efforts and to address the additional challenges they may face during such an outbreak.” I guess Commissioner Boice thinks his opinion trumps the U.S. Justice Department.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bja/214333.pdf

Commissioner Boice claimed in his interview linked above that the Governor “wanted [Commissioners] to lead by example and we’re doing a great job…Douglas County is one of the best as far as cases in the state...we have an entirely low case count compared to other counties in Oregon.” I’m not sure where Commissioner Boice is getting his numbers. His claims are contrary to state data which indicates Douglas County is 17th highest out of 36 counties in Oregon for coronavirus cases and 21st highest for deaths.

In Commissioner Boice’s interview (above link) regarding Governor Brown’s August 21 press conference, Commissioner Boice started out (minute 3.00) saying “it was unanimous throughout most of the counties” how the counties should respond to the Governor’s mandates. Commissioner Boice ended the interview by saying, “I HAVEN’T agreed with the Association of Oregon Counties on pretty much everything when it comes to COVID.” I don’t make this stuff up. Listen to it for yourself.

Chris Boice

More lies Mike.

TJ

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Mike

The U.S., with 4 percent of the world’s population, has suffered more than 20 percent of coronavirus deaths.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20200929&instance_id=22613&nl=the-morning&regi_id=123329811&section_index=2&section_name=three_more_big_stories&segment_id=39290&te=1&user_id=2d9279670974826e45b563123ff09555

Mike

Trump administration pressured CDC to play down risks of reopening schools.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-administration-pressured-cdc-to-play-down-risks-of-reopening-schools-report/ar-BB19wYcJ?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

Today is the THIRD day in a row our Douglas County Commissioners have reported 4 new coronavirus cases in Douglas County, bringing the total to 237 cases and 4 deaths.

Our County Commissioners reported Douglas County had 23 coronavirus cases and received 659 test results over the past week. Dividing 23 cases by 659 test results gives a 7-day positive test rate of 3.5% for Douglas County today.

Our County Commissioners are now blaming residents for not following guidelines as the reason for the recent increase in Douglas County coronavirus cases. County Commission Chairman Chris Boice takes no responsibility for his actions after conducting a recent anti-mask rally at the County Courthouse. He just points his finger at us residents as the problem.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 40 new coronavirus cases today and 403 cases and 3 deaths over the past week. The six counties surrounding Douglas County now have 3,298 total cases and 30 deaths.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 174 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths today. The 7-day positive test rate for Oregon is 5.5% today.

mworden

Dear BuIi, Ghost and Fact, you aII appear to have strong opinions about right and wrong and you seem to want other peopIe to behave with integrity in our covid situation. I admire that and I admit I am the same way. What are your opinions, as individuaIs, of Commissioner Chris Boice and Senator DaIIas Heard appearing at the recent Freedom RaIIy and what are your opinions of the ideas they expressed that day? Do you agree, disagree, do you view it as good or bad for covid prevention, have you thought about it? Have you chastised or congratuIated either of those Ieaders on their decisions that day? Do you view covid as a pubIic heaIth issue or as a individuaI Iiberty issue, or something eIse entireIy? Or wouId you prefer not to say? There has to be more depth to your thoughts and feeIings than mereIy frequent annoyance at another poster. I'm interested in hearing about it.

Mike

Boice's trolls silence is deafening.

Chris Boice

I'm Here to Fact-Check Mike said it best.... You do far more harm than good.... It has become evident to many who have spent minutes that they can never get back reading your sad commentary that you are infatuated and your perspective is skewed.... It's rather sad really.

Mike

Commissioner Boice,

Speaking of fact-checking, attached is the Oregon Health Authority's most recent school metrics report. After reporting earlier this month that Douglas County's 7-day positive test rate was below 1% for 4 weeks, would you please point out those 4 weeks on the state's school metrics report. You can't. Or, as another matter of clarification,are you simply going to claim you also never said that, among other things. If my perspective is indeed skewed, it is because YOU made it so. You probably never heard my name before you Doxed me. Now I expend energy clarifying for other people what kind of person you really are.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/Weekly-County-Metrics.pdf

Mike

Commissioner Boice,

Still waiting for your response. Are you not responding because you weren't telling the truth?

GhostofTMcCall

The silence is because it doesn't make sense to respond to a question that misstates the facts. I looked up the NR article on the rally and could find no quotes from Boice stating anything about being against masks or against following any other standardly accepted public health guidance to prevent the spread of Covid. The only quote of note was about treating restaurants and bars the same as other places of business. The only messages that has come out of the Board of Commissioners (all of their COVID updates are archived on their County website) have been in support of the guidance given from the local medical community and our County Public Health Officer (whom is held in such high esteem by the State that the Governor has appointed him to multiple Covid related task forces). To answer mworden: Covid is a public health issue, a personal freedom issue, an economic issue, and yes, it has become a political issue. It is not one or the other, it is all. I would expect our elected officials to do their best to find the right balance of all of those to support their constituents who elect them to represent their interests. Lastly, sir, calling people "trolls" who don't share your views is more revealing of your character, than the people you insult.

Chris Boice

Refreshing logic!!

mworden

Ghost, I just ran across this. Thank you for answering my questions. I am interested in your opinions and in your point of view. Even if I disagree with someone's style or opinions, I want to hear them out and not shut them down. In all of the comments I've read here at the N-R I've only run across one person that I consider a troll and not worth my time. They haven't posted in this section. If you re-read my previous post in this thread, you'll see that I didn't call anyone a troll or any similar insult. I said it appeared that you and several others had strong opinions about right, wrong and integrity and I said that I did, too. How is that an insult? I have called out some posters, including you, in more than one thread for using ad hom attacks and anger instead of facts in an effort to show that you thought another poster was inaccurate. I disagree with the way that you and severaI others present facts. It appears to me that splitting hairs, parsing individual words and denial of context serves to muddy the waters rather than clearing the air. So, yeah, Ghost, I do disagree with you and I accept that you probably disagree with me, but I don't consider you to be a troll and I am interested in hearing your opinions and point of view. Even when I disagree with you.

Mike

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Mike

Internet troll: "is a person who starts flame wars or intentionally upsets people on the Internet by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, either for the troll's amusement or a specific gain."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

Chris Boice

As a matter of clarification. I did not hold or promote any rally, I did not encourage anyone to not wear a mask, and I have not refused to wear a mask myself. In fact, I had numerous long conversations about the article that the News Review printed covering the "Freedom Rally" at the Courthouse. I was not even a planned participant of the rally. I did however, notice a large gathering of freedom loving individuals concentrating on the front lawn and go out to see what they were up to. I offered to answer any questions that they had and offered factual infomation to those who asked legitimage questions of the County's involvement in multiple issues, however Covid was the main topic. I explained to them why the County had taken the position not to be the enforcement agent for the Governor's mandates and how getting thier kids back to school (a primary concern among them) was really up to them and the rest of the Citizens of Douglas County. I explained that Covid is real and the numbers have to match the metric that the State has provided. I explained to them that their individual liberty to decide for themselves whether or not to wear a mask also should include my liberty and yours to be able to go grocery shopping, or to a school, or other public places without the risk of catching a virus from an asymptomatic carrier. I likened it to smoking.. you should have the right to inhale toxins if you'd like, while at the same time I should have the right to not have to inhale your toxins. I explained that Coronavirus is real. I have a close friend who is in the hospital with it right now. And yes, I understand that none of that was in the article and I'm not really thrilled about it. With that being said, there is no way that any reporter or news outlet can print ver batim every word that was said at every rally. Feel free to call the office if you have specific questions for me or the County. 541-440-4201

Mike

Commissioner Boice,

Your Freedom/anti-mask rally happened 34 days ago and has been commented about daily by numerous people unhappy with your actions. I imagine the pressure has been raising with the increasing coronavirus deaths in our county.

Say what you may. None of the many pictures from the rally showed you wearing a mask. You didn't write a column to the News-Review disputing the article as you did after you deleted the video of the Board of Commissioners meeting downplaying coronavirus. YOU did nothing when coronavirus cases were low to dispute your anti-mask persona. It is only now, 34 days later, after coronavirus cases have surged and deaths are increasing, that you seek to find someone else to blame. Good luck with that.

Unlike you, a man of integrity would have apologized to the public for their reckless behavior. But then again, I personally know how insincere your apologies are.

NJ

Commissioner Boice, Is it your understanding that Douglas County Schools are to follow the State's Health Authority metrics, or follow local public health? Seems there may be a difference in what criteria is being used to make decisions. Why? Yes, you told those at the rally, how about telling online readers.

Douglas County does not meet the following criteria from the State Health Authority: "Counties where more than 5 people have been hospitalized for severe COVID-19 symptoms in the past 28 days must see declining hospitalizations for 14 days in order to begin reopening." source: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-Reopening-Framework

It also states, "Masks, face coverings or face shields are currently required statewide for offices and indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). Masks, face covering or face shields are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible. Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one." source: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

I seemingly missed an article of information or two which informed county residents of "who" makes up our "local public health". It would seem that those in health care would understand the reasoning of why the State is mandating masks and the metrics for safely opening our public schools.

GhostofTMcCall

Commissioner Boice, Mike doesn't care about facts. I have previously explained to him that neither you or any other Commissioner organized or held that rally, but he ignores that information without attempting to verify the facts, and has continued to print lies. He has also accused you and the other Commissioners of killing people, which I find so beyond the pale and its hard to even type an appropriate response to it. It is clear he has a personal vendetta against you -- which seems to have expanded to anyone he associates with you. His continued misinformation is a disservice to the public -- and an insult to our community. He calls others "trolls", but printing untruthful inflammatory comments to get a reactionary response is the definition of a "troll".

Chris Boice

I'm completely aware.. Thank you for your effort, logic, and reasonable approach to dealing with these issues. It is very refreshing!

CitizenJoe

"I did however, notice a large gathering of freedom loving individuals concentrating on the front lawn and go out to see what they were up to." And you knew they were "freedom loving," just exactly how? And you went, maskless, to this group of people who were, in your word, "concentrating" and therefore more likely to transmit the SARS-CoV-2; this does not suggest wisdom, or support of public health.

Chris Boice

CitizenJoe, they had large signs that made their love of freedom very evident, I did not wear a mask as it was an outdoor event and I could easily maintain 6' of distance between myself and anyone else. The courthouse lawn is a big place, there is easily room for a couple hundred people properly social distanced, however, some were, and some were not as I recall, and again, some wore masks and some didn't. However, much to many's dismay, there have been no cases of Covid traced back to that OR ANY OTHER outdoor event...

I'm Here to Fact-check Mike

I'm not here to defend the commissioners, nor have I in any of my comments. What I am here to defend is the truth. If Mike used this public forum to share facts, I'd defend him. Unfortunately, time and again he speculates and spreads innuendo and fear.

On several occasions, he's been asked to back up scurrilous claims with proof. Most recently, yesterday he insisted the child in Sutherlin and the child's family were roaming Douglas County rather than quarantining after the child was administered COVID-19 test.

DPHN instructs everyone who has been tested to quarantine, but Mike refused to acknowledge that and instead doubled down on his lie. Never mind the damage these false statements could do to our community; think about the hurt and anguish that kind of statement would have on the family whose child is positive. Mike is pushing speculation about them potentially spreading this virus willfully and without regard for their fellow human.

If there's anyone spreading a virus, it's Mike with his daily barrage of speculative garbage he proclaims as truth. Mike, have you any concern about how your accusations might impact families like the one in Sutherlin? Have you even thought about that? If yes, it's pretty sad that you'd choose to cause harm to an innocent family to advance your grudges.

I'm Here to Fact-check Mike

Mike the "troll's silence is deafening."

Mike

Reposted previously parsed comment.

Think this through. The positive test results from an East Primary School student was received today. That means the infected student was tested at least 1 – 2 weeks ago, meaning the student and their possibly infected family may have been circulating at school and in the community for the last 1 – 2 weeks, possibly infecting many other children and their families.

According to the article, the child who tested positive and that family are being quarantined. However, none of the other children or their family members who have been in direct contact with the infected child are being tested. At least until they start showing symptoms and may have infected several other people by that time.

According to Douglas County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, “we believe the risk is low to the school community.” I question how can anyone feel comfortable with Dr. Dannenhoffer’s words considering on March 9 he advised Douglas County School Superintendents AGAINST closing schools to minimize the spread of coronavirus (below link), the exact OPPOSITE guidance provided by medical experts nationwide?

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/health/coronavirus/gov-kate-brown-announces-school-closures-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/article_fc86767e-11b1-5cb8-ae47-322562230a65.html

This is the same Dr. Dannenhoffer who claimed on June 28 (below link) that, “It’s going to be a great experiment when we start schools.” Does this really sound like a man of science whom you can trust with the lives of your children?

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/health/coronavirus/plans-to-reopen-schools-will-need-flexibility-focus-on-safety/article_3a65ca36-e440-5b2e-b7ad-b15a8d77f00a.html

Microcom

Mike,

Maybe you're not aware, but this COVID 19 stuff has been going on for sometime now. If you feel so impressed to wear a mask, then do it! If you're so concerned about getting it, stay home! But for the health of the rest of us, stop taking about it.

Buligajo

Mikey what article are you reading?

Prestiani said this:

We are working very closely with local public health and The Oregon Health Authority to notify parents of the children in the cohort that the child that tested positive was in and are asking them to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms," Prestianni's statement read.

So everybody in that class has been asked to quarantine for 14 days as opposed to your not truthful quote: None of the other children or family members who have been in direct contact with the infected child are being isolated, tested or quarantined. When you post the facts that is nice but when you add your opinion and lies it just adds to the fear and confusion of this disease. Please for the sake of all of us, post the facts and keep the lies out of this. You think you are showing people how everyone was wrong about Covid but you. So here you go you are the smartest person I don’t know! Please stick to facts not Mikey innuendos.

GhostofTMcCall

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Mike

I apologize if I misread the article. Please strike the two words "isolated" and "quarantined" from my sentence that reads, "None of the other children or family members who have been in direct contact with the infected child are being isolated, tested or quarantined."

I however do believe the rest of my comment to be true unless the article is changed. The infected child was likely in direct contact with other classmates for 1 - 2 weeks before his/her test result was returned and NONE of those other classmates were tested. Dr. Dannenhoffer did say what I quoted.

I'm Here to Fact-check Mike

What Buligajo said. Facts are great, but the pure speculation proffered by Mike is downright dangerous and only foments fear and confusion at a time when there's plenty enough of it going around.

In addition to what Buligajo stated above, to suggest the student and the student's family wasn't instructed by DPHN to quarantine after the test is ridiculous. In all likelihood, the family was asked to quarantine before the test was even administered.

Mike, I challenge you to prove this family had "been circulating at school and in the community for the last 1 -2 weeks."

You are doing a great disservice to the community, DPHN and every other person and organization involved in the COVID-19 response. Your daily responses - rife with regurgitated information manipulated by you - are intellectually dishonest. Actually, drop "intellectually" from the previous sentence: They are just dishonest.

The irony of all of this is so rich. Here you are, Mike, acting as a champion of truth and integrity, disseminating grossly inaccurate information about a pandemic and our community's response to it. You're holding public officials' feet to a fire, yet fail to recognize your Crocs (pure speculation on my part - maybe you're New Balance guy) are melting in the very same flames, flames that you started and continue to stoke.

For what reason, I don't know. But you, sir, are contributing nothing that amounts to community good. You're far from a champion of truth - you do us all a disservice by overtly lying and twisting facts.

"You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time."

Stay home. Stay safe. Wear a mask. But most importantly for you, Mike, stop with the BS.

Mike

Once again, I apologize IF I misread the article. Sorry that's not good enough for you.

I'm Here to Fact-check Mike

You MISREAD at best. At worst, you purposely and knowingly MISLED. Caps are fun.

Mike

Think this through. The positive test results from an East Primary School student was received today. That means the student was tested at least 1 – 2 weeks ago, meaning the student and their possibly infected family have been circulating at school and in the community for the last 1 – 2 weeks, possibly infecting many other children and their families.

According to the article, the child who tested positive and that family are being quarantined. None of the other children or family members who have been in direct contact with the infected child are being isolated, tested or quarantined. At least until they start showing symptoms. Meaning they may have infected several other people by that time.

According to Douglas County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, “we believe the risk is low to the school community.” How can anyone feel comfortable with Dr. Dannenhoffer’s words considering on March 9 he advised Douglas County School Superintendents AGAINST closing schools to minimize the spread of coronavirus (below link), the exact OPPOSITE guidance provided by medical experts nationwide?

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/health/coronavirus/gov-kate-brown-announces-school-closures-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/article_fc86767e-11b1-5cb8-ae47-322562230a65.html

This is the same Dr. Dannenhoffer who claimed on June 28 (below link) that, “It’s going to be a great experiment when we start schools.” Does this really sound like a man of science whom you can trust with the lives of your children?

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/health/coronavirus/plans-to-reopen-schools-will-need-flexibility-focus-on-safety/article_3a65ca36-e440-5b2e-b7ad-b15a8d77f00a.html

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