Chicago School Assistant Who Works With ‘Medically Fragile’ Students Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Traveling on Grand Princess Cruise Ship

A Chicago school assistant who works with “medically fragile” special needs students has tested positive for the new coronavirus Friday after recently traveling on the contaminated Grand Princess cruise ship.

The patient, a woman in her 50s, had “intimate” and “hands-on” contact with numerous kids at the Vaughn Occupational High School for special needs students in Chicago, creating an “all-hands-on-deck” emergency at the school, a CBS affiliate reported.

Chicago school and health department officials “have already begun an extensive outreach effort for every student, employee and family in this school community to inform them of the confirmed case,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

The woman had disembarked from the Grand Princess ship in San Francisco on Friday, Feb. 21 before returning to work at the public school on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Vincent Barone

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