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Parents, teachers express concern about Ashland City School’s participation in COVID-19 evaluation

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The district’s administration is allowing those who were in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case to opt into the study, and possibly skip the Center for Disease Control’s advised 14-day quarantining period following their first negative test.

“As a parent of a student who has not been enrolled in the study, every time someone consents to this study, my child’s risk of contracting COVID-19 increases, or at least, you can’t tell me that it doesn’t,” said parent and AU professor Diane Bonfiglo.  “The current science does not allow you to suggest that does not happen, and I did not consent to that.” 

The evaluation has not been approved by an Institutional Review Board, she continued. Such a process typically is required for research projects to ensure the protection of human subjects.

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