Guilford County School Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Guilford County School Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

9:59am Aug 13, 2020
A health care worker prepares a specimen collection kit for testing. (MIC SMITH/AP)

Guilford County Schools has confirmed that a nutrition worker tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

The worker was present at a small training session on Monday, according to Chief of Staff Nora Carr.  After the employee tested positive for coronavirus, several co-workers were sent home, and have since been contacted by the county health department. Those employees will need clearance from the department or a health care provider before they can return to work.

Carr wouldn’t identify which school was affected, saying that information will become public if there is a wider spread.

The News & Record reports this happened just before many staff members were expected to return to conduct remote learning. Some education officials and school board members have questioned the requirement to have teachers return to school buildings. 

Remote learning in the school district is expected to last until at least October 20th.

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