2 teachers, a parent at Creve Coeur preschool test positive for coronavirus

The school says the teachers were inside the Deutsch Early Childhood Center on March 11 and March 6 respectively, while students and other staff were also there.

Sam Masterson
March 19, 2020 - 12:21 pm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOX) - Two preschool teachers and a parent have tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County. 

Temple Israel sent a message to its congregation on Thursday informing them that two teachers and a parent associated with the school have tested positive for the virus. The email says the teachers are now recovering, but were inside the Deutsch Early Childhood Center on March 11 and March 6 respectively, while students and other staff were also there. 

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The school is currently on spring break and according to a recent Facebook post says it has not yet made a decision on possibly canceling future classes. 

Temple Israel says the St. Louis County Health Department has investigated all three cases and has contacted the other people who may have been exposed through these three cases.

There has been no mandatory closure of schools in Missouri, but many have made the decision to cancel some classes. All Illinois schools K-12 have been closed until March 30.

According to the Missouri Department of Health, there were 24 confirmed cases in the state, as of Wednesday evening. 

Reporting by KMOX's Kevin Killeen

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