South Bend Schools coach, parent tests positive for coronavirus

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) A South Bend Schools coach and parent tested positive for coronavirus, Superintendent C. Todd Cummings said in a letter to families Tuesday.

That person did not require hospitalization, is quarantined and is following all health protocols to protect others, the superintendent said.

According to a later social media post from South Bend Schools, parents at both Jefferson Traditional School and Swanson Traditional School have been notified that their children could have been exposed through contact with the children of the parent who tested positive.

Read more below.

From C. Todd Cummings, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools:

Dear SBCSC staff and families,

We learned earlier today that a coach and parent within the corporation has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

This person did not require hospitalization, is quarantined, and is following all health protocols to protect others.

Please be assured that the corporation is also following all necessary precautions to ensure that any people who may have been exposed to this person are made aware and are watching for symptoms.

The impacted schools have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and are currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No lunch sites have been impacted by the closure.

Please help prevent the spread of this virus and only leave your home when absolutely necessary.


C. Todd Cummings, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools