Five PGISD Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19
The start of the new school year is just around the corner but unfortunately, we are still living with the coronavirus epidemic. Yesterday it was announced that five staff members of the Pleasant Grove Independent School District have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a report from the Texarkana Gazette they received a statement from the Pleasent Grove Independent School District:
The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority at Pleasant Grove ISD. At this time, Pleasant Grove ISD has been notified that five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and nine staff members are considered at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19. All of these individuals have self-quarantined. In addition, Pleasant Grove ISD has personally communicated with individuals who we believe have been affected by COVID-19 due to their on-campus activities. We are following the district's State of Mind Return to School protocol written with guidance from the Texas Education Agency's Public Health Planning Guidance. In every COVID-19 situation, Pleasant Grove ISD has coordinated its response with guidance from our local health authority and/or our director of emergency management and we will continue this practice. This practice ensures there is not one individual making a decision in regards to potential exposure, but a team of trained professionals working together making decisions to protect everyone involved.
You can read the rest of the statement at the Texarkana Gazette.