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Marin County parents who knowingly sent Covid-19 positive child to school could face charges

Marin County health officials said Wednesday that parents who sent their child to a Corta Madera elementary school last month knowing the student had tested positive for Covid-19 are under criminal investigation.

It was not clear when or if the parents would be charged.

“We are aware of, and actively investigating, a recent incident involving a Marin County family who breached local Covid-19 isolation and quarantine orders and exposed a classroom to Covid-19,” read a statement issued by Marin County Public Health, CBS San Francisco reported.

“The case has been referred to law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office for review and action for failure to comply with the local isolation and quarantine order under California Health and Safety Code,” health officials said in the statement.

The parents sent the child to the Neil Cummins Elementary School. In all, eight children tested positive for Covid-19. No one became seriously ill or was hospitalized, CBS reported.