Elk Grove Student Tests Positive For Covid-19; Classmates & Staff Asked To Quarantine
An Arlene Hein Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19 recently, forcing the Elk Grove primary school to pause student instruction for the affected classroom cohort. The school sent out an advisory email informing parents yesterday. The email, signed by Principal Lynne Mayer, emphasized the school and school district’s commitment to the health and safety of students and staff. Elk Grove Unified District (EGUSD) says it learned of the positive test on Monday, May 10th, less than 24 hours ago.
Officials are asking staff and students in the class to go into quarantine now, even if they don’t have any symptoms. In addition, they advised that parents may be contacted by Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH). The classroom cohort or group where the student tested positive is closed until May 15th. Students can return to class on May 18th if there are no other positive cases in the meantime.
Elk Grove Unified School District recently celebrated the graduation of the class of 2021 with an in-person ceremony. Most area schools only recently returned to increased in-person classes. The debate over whether or not schools are opening too early continues. Yesterday’s email asked any students or staff with symptoms to see a doctor as soon as possible. These symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
COVID-19 Check-Up: Cases, Deaths, Tests, & Vaccines
Over the past year or so, more than 3.6 million Californians caught COVID-19. Just yesterday, over 1,000 new cases presented. Cases are on the way down on average. Sadly, of those 3.6 million people, more than 61,000 died. California tested over 150,000 people for COVID-19 yesterday, bringing our total test numbers to over 62 million. More than 32 million California residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in our area and throughout California, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/. For information on vaccination sites, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.