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California parents may face misdemeanor charge for knowingly sending COVID-positive child to elementary school

Added 12-06-21 06:17:02pm EST - “Parents in Northern California, who knowingly sent their COVID-19-positive child and a sibling to elementary school last month, are reportedly causing a small outbreak at the institution, and could face legal penalties for their actions,…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “California parents may face misdemeanor charge for knowingly sending COVID-positive child to elementary school”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Parents in Northern California, who knowingly sent their COVID-19-positive child and a sibling to elementary school last month, are reportedly causing a small outbreak at the institution, and could face legal penalties for their actions, the Associated Press reported.

According to the news agency, the parents could face a misdemeanor charge punishable by a fine, prison time, or both for violating a Marin County health order requiring people who test positive for the virus to isolate themselves for at least 10 days.

The county’s public health officer, Dr. Matt Willis, told the AP that a decision on whether or not the parents will be charged will be made early next week.

“It’s a violation of the law that we’ve put in place,” Willis said. “More importantly it’s also a violation of just basic ethics of community responsibility.”

The student in question reportedly tested positive for the virus the week of Nov. 8, but continued attending school the rest of the week and the following week. The parents never notified the school about the positive test, and reportedly did not return multiple calls from school officials.

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