9-7-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update

9-7-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update
Posted on 09/08/2021

An SFPS student and two employees were found to 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.

  • An employee at Capital High School tested positive for COVID-19 on September 1st, 2021. The individual was last on campus on August 25th.
  • A student at Wood Gormley Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on September 3rd. The individual was last on campus on September 1st.
  • An employee working at Pinon Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 through surveillance testing on September 3rd. The individual was last on campus on September 3rd.

None 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 (PED) guidelines dated September 2nd, 2021, 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 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine, or more than 2 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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