8-30-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update

8-30-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update
Posted on 08/30/2021
Five SFPS students and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, as provided below. When there’s a positive case, SFPS’ COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse or the school's nurse will identify any close contacts and call parents on next steps, including quarantining and testing. SFPS reviews each case individually to determine the most appropriate course of action. School communities are informed of positive cases.

A student attending NYE Early Childhood Center tested positive for COVID-19 on August 28th, 2021. The student had last been on campus on August 23rd.

A staff member at Sweeney Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25th. The individual had last been on campus on August 24th.

Two students at Gonzales Community School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 23rd. The individuals had last been on campus on August 18th.

An employee working at two SFPS campuses tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25th. The individual had last been in a SFPS building on August 23rd.


A student attending Pinon Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 30th. The student had last been on campus on August 25th.

A student attending Carlos Gilbert Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on August 29th. The student had last been on campus on August 27th.

Contact tracing does not indicate any of these cases were contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential and all reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed.

According to Public Education Department guidelines dated August 23rd, 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 acute COVID-related symptoms while at school will be sent home out of precaution. A student sent home due to non-COVID-19 symptoms does not mean that the student is positive for COVID-19.
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