8-20-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update

8-20-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update
Posted on 08/20/2021

A student at Gonzales Community School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 18th, 2021. The individual, who had last been on campus on August 17th, is isolating and will continue to do so until released per Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. Each individual case is investigated thoroughly by our COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse and/or school nurse to identify any close contacts in the classroom. Those parents are contacted and provided with instructions for quarantine and testing. All close contacts who were identified as a result of this exposure have been notified.   


Contact tracing does not indicate this case was contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential.  All reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed at Gonzales Community School.


A student at El Dorado Community School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 19th. The individual, who had last been on campus on August 11th, is isolating and will continue to do so until released per Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. Each individual case is investigated thoroughly by our COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse and/or school nurse to identify any close contacts in the classroom. Those parents are contacted and provided with instructions for quarantine and testing. All close contacts who were identified as a result of this exposure have been notified.


Contact tracing does not indicate this case was contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential.  All reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed at El Dorado Community School.


A student at Chaparral Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 18th. The individual, who had last been on campus on August 17th, is isolating and will continue to do so until released per Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. Each individual case is investigated thoroughly by our COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse and/or school nurse to identify any close contacts in the classroom. Those parents are contacted and provided with instructions for quarantine and testing. All close contacts who were identified as a result of this exposure have been notified.


Contact tracing does not indicate this case was contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential.  All reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed at Chaparral Elementary School.


A student at Pinon Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 20th. The individual, who had last been on campus on August 16th, is isolating and will continue to do so until released per Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. Each individual case is investigated thoroughly by our COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse and/or school nurse to identify any close contacts in the classroom. Those parents are contacted and provided with instructions for quarantine and testing. All close contacts who were identified as a result of this exposure have been notified.   


Contact tracing does not indicate this case was contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential.  All reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed at Pinon Elementary School.


According to Public Education Department guidelines dated July 26th, individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have had close contact with a COVID-19 infectious individual are not required to quarantine if they meet the following criteria:


  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., more than two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose vaccine, or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)

  • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure


Any parent/guardian of a student testing positive for COVID-19 must provide a list of close contacts to DOH and SFPS’ lead school nurse or the COVID-19 response specialist who assists with contact tracing.


Any student who displays any symptoms while at school due to the flu, cold, allergies or due to air quality will be sent home out of precaution. A student who is sent home due to non-COVID-19 symptoms does not mean that the student is positive for COVID-19.
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