Elementary school staff member tests positive for virus

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From staff reports

On Wednesday, May 20, a Beaufort Elementary School staff member who had been working in the building tested positive for coronavirus, according to an email from the Beaufort County School District Director of Communications Jim Foster.

According to the email, she had exhibited no symptoms. The building was cleared and will undergo extensive deep-cleaning before safely reopening.

The school postponed the collection of student devices, as well as pick-ups of students’ personal materials, until the building reopens.

A small number of people who might have been exposed to the staff member were instructed to self-quarantine and get tested for coronavirus. There had been a limited number of staff working in the building, and they were practicing safe social-distancing procedures throughout the statewide shutdown.

Parents were notified via e-mail and social media posts.

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