10/24 Positive COVID-19 Case at GM Education Center

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton October 24, 2020 15:02

Hello Governor Mifflin families,

As an integral part of our district’s Health and Safety Plan communications protocol, I provide the following advisory. Today, we learned that a staff member at the Education Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

Here are the facts regarding this case that are appropriate to share:

  • The individual is an adult staff member at our Education Center (District Office).
  • The individual was exposed outside of school/campus.
  • The individual became mildly symptomatic beginning Sunday, October 18.
  • The last day the individual was on campus was Tuesday, October 20.
  • This individual was not in contact with any students.
  • We have sent a separate phone call and email to staff members who will be required to quarantine as a result of this case. If you have previously received a quarantine notice, please continue to quarantine following the dates provided in that previous notice.

In following our protocols, our district administrators are following previous guidance from the PA Department of Health. Our Operations Department has already begun deep cleaning impacted classrooms and any common areas.

As a reminder if you or someone in your household has taken a COVID-19 test, we ask that you do not return to school until a negative test result is received. Students who may need to remain out of school while pending a result can join classes virtually to avoid falling behind. We thank you for your continued diligence in the daily practice of our Health and Safety Plan and the procedures within. We ask that you continue to provide daily health screenings before each school day.

Sincerely,

Dr. Steve Gerhard
Superintendent
Governor Mifflin School District

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton October 24, 2020 15:02