Burns Middle School principal talks about dealing with coronavirus effects


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — Burns Middle School principal Dane Ferguson is one of dozens of people in Owensboro who’ve been dealing with the health effects of the coronavirus.

Last weekend, many of his students at the school lined up with their families in their cars, driving by his house to show his support.

As he continues his quarantine, Ferguson says what he thought may have been an eye infection caused him to self-quarantine back on March 22.

A few days later he was tested, and it was positive.

Ferguson says he’s felt quite sick, but, each day he’s feeling a little better.

His quarantine began nearly four weeks, and during that time, he hasn’t been able to leave his house at all.

As he’s been feeling better, he’s working with the Green River District Health Department on a timeline for him to end his quarantine.

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(This story was originally published on April 10, 2020)

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