Floyd County Schools employee tests positive for coronavirus, district says

Floyd County school closed for 2 days after employee tests positive for coronavirus

FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. — Floyd County Schools announced it has been alerted by public health officials of a confirmed employee COVID-19 case within the district.

The employee is currently being treated at a local hospital.

The district is working with public health officials to determine the impact on the local schools and community.

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Cave Spring Elementary School will be closed to all staff for the next two days. Parents were told they could pick up their children Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday and Friday are student holidays as indicated on the 2019-2020 school year calendar, so there will be no additional closings for the district at this time.

Channel 2′s Lauren Pozen learned that only custodians will be allowed at the school. The district said custodians will be focusing on cleaning and disinfecting areas that are used often, such as desks and tables.

They are also installing more hand sanitizers.

The school district said in a note to parents:

“Any parent of a Cave Spring Elementary student who would like to pick up their child at this time may do so. The absence for this afternoon will not count against any Cave Spring Elementary student. Buses will run at their regular times and after school care will still be provided. We will continue to keep student and staff safety our top priority.”