COVID-19 Case WPES 1

On September 3, 2020, JCCS was informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at Washington Park Elementary School.  In working with the recommended guidelines established by the Georgia Department of Health, it was determined no students were potentially exposed to the confirmed positive case.  However, through contact tracing, four additional employees of JCCS (from multiple schools)  were placed in quarantine due to potential exposure with the positive case identified.  Two of the four employees were exposed to the positive during non-school related activities while the other two were exposed during school hours.  As a precaution, the classroom was sanitized after school hours by JCCS operational staff and will not be reopened until after the Labor Day weekend . The Jasper County Charter System and Georgia Department of Health are working together to monitor this situation and will apply additional protocols if needed.