Boys State Training School

Two staffers at the Iowa State Training School for Boys have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to an Iowa Department of Human Services official, two staffers at the Iowa State Training School for Boys in Eldora have tested positive for COVID-19.

The first positive test, which was originally reported by the Des Moines Register, took place on April 16 and was confirmed on April 23. The second positive test was administered and confirmed on April 25. The first employee was last at the school on April 15, while the second employee was last at the school on April 23. Both staffers are scheduled to return to work on Thursday.

A single student tested negative. One additional staff member tested negative and five more tests are pending, officials said.

The names, sex, ages, cities of residence and job titles of the staffers is not being released.

All staff and visitors at the school have been screened each day since March 15 and as of April 25  all staff have been required to wear masks.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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