Sullivan School District Employee Tested Positive — No Contact With Students Since July 22
UPDATE: The Independent News was informed that a note was sent to parents on Friday, July 31 informing them that an employee tested positive and had no contact with students since July 24.
The Sullivan School District said one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.
Superintendent Dr. Jana Thornsberry said in a note to parents the positive test was confirmed by the Franklin County Health Department.
Thornsberry said the employee did not have any contact with students since July 22 and the exposure was made outside the school environment.
The employee appears to be a bus driver and as an added precaution, the bus was removed from service for additional deep cleaning and sanitization.
Thornsberry said the health department was in the process of contact tracing and will be in direct communication with any district students or others who may have had close contact, defined as being within six feet of a positive person for at least 15 minutes.
If affected students are not contacted, no further action is required.