A fourth grade student at Keysor Elementary was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, March 27. After returning from a trip to London over spring break, the student developed a 100.9-degree fever for over 24 hours, which led the family to get tested at the Chesterfield Mercy drive-through clinic. The student’s sister, KHS junior, said the family is taking precautions to prevent the virus from spreading.
“We’ve been in isolation for over a week and will be for another week,” the junior said. “[Although only my sibling was tested], we were told to act [as] we have it but no one else at home has [severe] symptoms. Our family is choosing not to panic, play it safe and find creative ways to have fun together at home. I miss hanging out with my friends the most but [am] looking forward to being with them when this is all over.”
This article will be updated as more information is released on cases of COVID-19 in Kirkwood.