Folsom Cordova Unified Staffer Has Coronavirus
A staffer at Riverview STEM Academy in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials made the announcement Saturday, two days after a statewide shelter-in-place order was issued by the governor.
The district said the following in a written statement:
Late last night (March 20) the District was informed that a staff member at Riverview STEM Academy has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee, who is not a classroom teacher and works with only a small student population, last worked on Thursday, March 12. This employee first experienced symptoms on Friday, March 13, and did not report to work that day.
This staff member is at home recovering and in isolation as per CDC and local Sacramento County Public Health guidelines. We received the positive COVID-19 confirmation from Sacramento County Public Health late last night (Friday, March 20). Federal health privacy laws prohibit us from releasing more information about this employee.
Riverview STEM, like all public schools in Sacramento County, have been closed since March 16. The incubation period for COVID-19 can last up to 14 days, however. If any staff or students experience symptoms such as cough or fever, FCUSD has urged them to contact their health care provider.
Read the entire announcement here.