A person who worked as a volunteer and substitute teacher in a classroom at Sutterville Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sacramento City Unified School District.
In a statement, Dr. Peter Beilenson, director of health services for Sacramento County, said his office was not recommending closing the school. He encouraged anyone that feels sick to stay home.
"Any student or staff who is sick is encouraged to stay home until free of symptoms for 72 hours, or after seven days from the start of symptoms, whichever is longer," he wrote.
The county released new guidelines this week no longer recommending a 14-day quarantine period for those exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the first confirmed case in the district. A student in the Elk Grove Unified School District tested positive earlier this week.
SCUSD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar said the district would be sanitizing Sutterville Elementary Wednesday evening. The district also announced a resource page for information relating to schools and the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Elk Grove schools announced they plan to observe their originally scheduled spring break, which is set to start April 6. The district moved the break up and canceled classes for this week after a family in the district tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.
In a statement, district officials said they would apply for a waiver from the state of California to not make up the days of instruction. They expect to announce March 12 their plans for next week.
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