5 Carmel teachers diagnosed with COVID-19, student numbers remain low 


The number of students diagnosed with COVID-19 in Carmel Clay Schools climbed slightly between Sept. 20 and 26, with several teachers also becoming infected.

The district reported four student cases at Carmel High School, one at the middle schools and one at the elementary schools. The district does not specify which middle and elementary schools reported the cases.

The district added a category for teachers the previous week, although no cases were reported then. Between Sept. 20 and 26, five teachers were diagnosed with COVID-19. The district would not identify at which schools the teachers work or if their cases are believed to be related. CCS does not believe the teachers became infected at work.

“At this time, we have no evidence that the teachers contracted the virus at school,” CCS spokesperson Emily Bauer said.

Prior to the five teachers diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, only two CCS teachers had been diagnosed with the virus since the district began tracking cases at the beginning of the school year.

The district releases updated numbers each Monday at ccs.k12.in.us/about/covid19-information/community-report.