San Antonio, TX Patch
CONTACTS: Jeff Coyle, (210) 535-9015
Paul Chapman, (210) 771-7610
SAN ANTONIO (October 27, 2020) — Pre-K 4 SA East Education Center staff and students have tested negative for COVID-19, with the exception of the four positive staff members and one student that was announced Sunday. Test results for one staff member remain pending. This staff member will remain in quarantine until those results are received.
The Pre-K 4 SA East Education Center will reopen Wednesday, October 28. Classrooms that were not impacted will welcome teachers and children back for in-person learning. Teachers and children in the class with a positive test result will self-quarantine for 14 days and continue with remote learning during that time period.
“We are happy to report that no additional children or staff have tested positive,” said Pre-K 4 SA CEO Dr. Sarah Baray. “We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously, and because of the protocols we have in place, we were able to contain the situation with early and swift tracing and testing.”
Children and families received tests at no cost. Metro Health funded the testing, which was conducted though Community Labs, in collaboration with the San Antonio Fire Department.
“We understand that school closures are disruptive for children and families,” Baray added. “We appreciate that our families were understanding that this step was necessary because we always put the safety of our children, families and staff first. Center closure is part of our standing protocols which also include thorough cleaning and sanitizing, consistent use of face coverings by staff and children, frequent handwashing and daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms.”
Pre-K 4 SA worked with Metro Health to visit all four Education Centers on Monday to review COVID-19 prevention measures. Metro Health indicated that appropriate procedures and protocols are in place.
Four staff members and one child at Pre-K 4 SA’s East Education Center tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.
Immediately after receiving notification of the confirmed cases, Pre-K 4 SA implemented the following response protocols:
conducted contact tracing;
dentified children and staff needing to quarantine; and
cleaned and disinfected the building.
All Pre-K 4 SA East Center staff were tested on Sunday, and students and families were tested on Monday.