Dearborn staff member potentially exposed to COVID-19, elementary school to close as a precaution

Dearborn Public Schools has announced Whitmore-Bolles Elementary school is being closed as a precaution after a staff member was exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Dearborn Schools held a press conference a little after 6 p.m. Wednesday to announce the closing of Whitmore-Bolles out of an 'overabundance of caution'.

According to the school, the staff member was in contact with a person who has a confirmed case. The district said the school was at low risk but they're closing the school until test results are confirmed. 

The district said, at that time, the custodial staff will be performing a deep cleaning of all surfaces to ensure an extra level of security. 

It's not known if the staff member is a teacher or not or how the staff member got in contact with someone with COVID-19.

The first two confirmed cases of coronavirus/COVID-19 were announced late Tuesday evening. The cases are in Wayne and Oakland Counties.

The Oakland County case is an adult woman and the Wayne County case is an adult man. Their ages were not given though we're told their both "middle-aged."

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