School district employee positive for COVID-19

Staff member at home, had no contact with students

Series: COVID-19 | Story 40

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland announced Friday morning that a staff member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member, who Copeland said had not had any direct contact with students, has been at home since the onset of symptoms.

The announcement came via the school districts eNotes program, which sends out updates through email and SMS messages to those signed up for the service.

"The staff member will follow the Carbon County Public Health (CCPH) guidance – and we are awaiting their guidance for the District," wrote Copeland. "People that have been in direct contact have already been notified."

This is the first case of COVID-19 in CCSD2 since school began on August 17. The case in CCSD2 follows an announcement on the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team's Facebook page late Wednesday evening that three Rawlins High School students and one individual from Rawlins Middle School had tested positive for the virus.

In the announcement from Copeland, the CCCD2 superintendent wrote that he would keep staff and parents informed if Carbon County Public Health recommended other actions, adding that he planned to be as transparent as possible.


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