South Fayette School District News Article

Positive COVID-19 Case in the Elementary School

November 24, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, it was confirmed that there was a positive COVID-19 case in South Fayette Elementary School. The individual concerned is following isolation protocols per the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). The District has been in communication with the ACHD, who will be contacting anyone deemed to be considered a close contact. Please consult the Allegheny County Health Department’s Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Exposure at School or Child Care to learn more about what constitutes close contact, quarantine, and other questions.

At this time, with the recommendation from the Allegheny County Health Department, South Fayette Township Elementary School will remain open. Any areas of exposure have been cleaned and disinfected. Due to privacy laws, the District is unable to disclose any individuals involved. The South Fayette Township School District puts safety first and will follow its Health and Safety Plan.

As a reminder, please complete the daily screening and do not send your child to school if your child experiences any of these symptoms. Please contact your medical provider as well.

-Fever or chills
-Cough
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Fatigue
-Muscle or body aches
-Headache
-New loss of taste or smell
-Sore throat
-Congestion or runny nose
-Nausea or vomiting
-Diarrhea

For more information on symptoms, please consult the CDC guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html or the Allegheny County Health Department website: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus. The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ken Lockette
Superintendent of Schools

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