October 6, 2020 — The district was informed by DHEC this morning that a cafeteria staff member from Fairfax Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member was sent home this morning at 8:45 a.m. The two additional close contacts who worked alongside her were requested to get tested at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. All three employees are now in quarantine.
According to DHEC guidelines, the FES cafeteria will close for 72 hours and the district will disinfect the cafeteria. Food will be prepared at AFHS and delivered to FES students during the time the cafeteria is closed. Parents and staff were notified by the principal this afternoon. DHEC reached out to the district to confirm close contacts and determine the appropriate course of action.