West Chatham Elementary to reopen following coronavirus-related closure

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – West Chatham Elementary School will reopen Monday following a weeklong closure due to positive COVID-19 cases.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) announced last Friday that coronavirus cases had been identified among administrative personnel in the front office.

“At this time, there is no indication that the personnel who have tested positive for the coronavirus have been in close contact with any students at the school, but we ask parents to monitor their child closely for symptoms,” SCCPSS stated last week. “We have been working closely with local public health officials to ensure the proper recommendations are followed to isolate staff diagnosed with COVID-19 and identify close contacts.”

Students taking part in hybrid learning shifted back to virtual instruction only this week. All students should remain on their regular learning schedules come Oct. 26.

SCCPSS says West Chatham Elementary has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Officials say no new cases have been reported this week related to school staff or students.

If a child develops symptoms of the virus, SCCPSS asks parents to keep the student out of school and group activities (sports or playgroups, for example) and contact their health care provider.

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