Mountain View Schools Superintendent tests positive for COVID-19

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Mountain View School District Superintendent Brent Howard reported Monday morning that he has contracted COVID-19.

Howard said he had a slight fever and cough, so he went to the medical center this weekend for a test, and that was the first time he has ever tested positive.

Howard told White River Now’s Gary Bridgman this morning that as he thought back on this year’s journey, he is puzzled as to how he could have been safer in his efforts to avoid the virus. He said he always wore his mask, washed his hands many times each day, always exercised social distancing when possible, and still, he could not avoid contracting the virus.

Howard noted that he would be in quarantine for at least 10 days. He said his staff would fulfill his duties with Assistant Superintendent Mark Rush serving as the contact between the superintendent’s office and the public.


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