ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 9, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District takes student and staff safety and well-being seriously. On Friday afternoon, March 6, 2020, the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH) officials notified district officials that an Elk Grove Unified family had been put on quarantine due to two household members testing positive to COVID-19. County Public Health Services officials notified the District that it should assume that the four children in the home who are also enrolled at two schools in the district had direct exposure to COVID-19. District officials immediately responded to ask that the four students be prioritized for COVID-19 testing. Sacramento County Public Health complied with the request and Elk Grove Unified was notified of the test results today, March 9, 2020.
The results of the test determined that an elementary aged child in the family has tested positive for COVID-19. Sacramento County Public Health notified Elk Grove Unified that siblings of the child with the positive test have not tested positive at this time. Today, District officials met with state and county public health officials to verify the above information and to take additional direction regarding appropriate next steps. Elk Grove Unified will continue to update its community as we receive any new information from the state and county public health services.
District officials will be available for media interviews this afternoon after 4:00 p.m. at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.
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