A special needs Staten Island high school student has been tested for coronavirus after his father reported that he tested positive for the potentially deadly bug, sources with knowledge of the situation told The Post Thursday.
The teen boy, who attends New Dorp High School, underwent testing at Staten Island University Hospital after feeling ill and he is currently quarantined at home, the sources said. He was last in school on Monday.
The boy’s father, with whom he lives, tested positive for coronavirus this week, according to sources. A family member of the student notified school officials that the boy was being tested for the virus on Wednesday.
His test results are pending.
Staffers at the 3,000-student school were in a frenzy as classes were still in session at the school Thursday, a source said.
“This news has created pandemonium and has many staff members worried about what their next step is to keep our students and staff members as safe as possible,” a source said.
The city’s Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that the city’s number of coronavirus cases has jumped to 62.
Meanwhile, the city shut down a Bronx school building Thursday after a student there tested positive for COVID-19.
The pupil is the first public school student known to carry the potentially deadly bug.
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