Randolph County school officials deal with COVID cases at Trinity High School, Providence Grove High School

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Randolph County Schools officials released a statement Tuesday, saying they dealt with positive COVID cases Trinity High School and Providence Grove High School on Monday.

The full statement is provided below:

“The Randolph County School System (RCSS) dealt with COVID cases involving exposure of individuals at Trinity High School and Providence Grove High School on 8/24/20.  Please know that the school system worked closely on these cases with Randolph County Public Health. All individuals who were exposed to the positive COVID cases at both schools are not permitted on RCSS campuses for 14 days and will participate in school remotely instead. Any person who has been exposed has already been notified of this exposure and told not to come to school, or will be contacted by the leaders of Randolph County Public Health through their contact tracing process.  Please know that our school system has followed all of the directives of Randolph County Public Health to ensure the safety of all students and staff members on each school’s campus.”  

Randolph County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Gainey released the following statement:

“The Randolph County School System plans to continue moving forward with our current plan. I am very proud of our staff members, students, parents, and the members of our Board of Education for their extra efforts to maintain safe conditions for our students and staff members. As noted in other communications to the public in past weeks, everything will not be perfect at all times. However, the provision of a sound education for our students in safe conditions on all 31 school campuses in our school system will remain our top priority.”

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