May 4, 2021 3:55 a.m.
Three students in the South Umpqua School District have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Monday, Superintendent Kate McLaughlin said the students attend South Umpqua High School, Canyonville School and Coffenberry Middle School.
McLaughlin thanked the community and school staff for their diligence in helping mitigate exposure to COVID-19 and keeping students in school.
McLaughlin said as soon as the Douglas Public Health Network informed the district that individuals had tested positive for COVID-19, staff and parents of the children in the cohorts impacted were notified, asking them to quarantine and monitor for symptoms. McLaughlin said this is the first time in 8 weeks that COVID-19 has impacted cohorts.