Pulaski County Schools says positive COVID case confirmed at Dublin Elementary; issue statement on COVID mitigation

Pulaski County Public Schools has confirmed one positive Covid diagnosis of a student at Dublin Elementary School.  The last day that this individual was present was Friday, November 6, 2020.  It has been determined that proper mitigation strategies were followed in the areas where the student was present.  The school has been thoroughly cleaned and classes will continue as scheduled.  PCPS will continue to work with the New River Health District throughout their processes for investigating and contact tracing positive cases.

Notice to Students & Families – The Pulaski County School Board is committed to maintaining 4 full days of face-to-face instruction each week for as long as safely possible.  As the number of Covid cases in Southwest Virginia continues to increase, it is more essential than ever that our students’ families become diligent in practicing the recommended mitigation strategies and follow the guidance for quarantining when there is a positive test or possible exposure.  The level of adherence to the VDH/CDC guidelines within our schools has thus far been impressive and is the primary reason that we have been able to offer more in-person instruction this year than any other school division in the New River Valley.  However, there also seems to be an increased lack of adherence to Covid mitigation strategies within our community as evidenced by the recent dramatic increases in Pulaski County’s number of positive cases.  It is only by taking the steps necessary to protect each other that we will be able to weather this current storm without having to disrupt the incredible progress that we’re making inside of our classrooms.  PCPS will continue to closely monitor the data within our community but stands ready to make changes to our instructional program to protect our students, employees, and families if our number of positive cases continues to trend upward.

School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers