Pleasanton School Partially Closes After Positive COVID-19 Test

Courtney Teague

PLEASANTON, CA — Parts of Pleasanton's Foothill High School were closed Wednesday after someone who had been on campus Dec. 19 tested positive for the coronavirus.

Parts of the campus were closed out of "an abundance of caution" for extra cleaning and disinfection, Foothill High administration said in a note to the school community.

People who may have been in close contact with the sick individual have been notified. Pleasanton Unified School District spokesperson Patrick Gannon declined to say whether the person was a student or a staff member, citing privacy concerns.

PUSD is working closely with the Alameda County Public Health Department and following necessary steps in response, according to the letter. The district has not received reports of any other COVID-19 cases tied to this one, Gannon said in an email.

Weeks ago, Foothill and Amador Valley high schools temporarily called off small, in-person student groups known as cohorts, and sports and music camps, after an unknown number of students were exposed to the coronavirus at a Thanksgiving break get-together. Gannon said five students ultimately tested positive for COVID-19 and he is not aware of any recent cases.

Cohorts and camps resumed Dec. 9, before the winter break. Campuses will remain closed until school resumes Jan. 3.

Students are asked to notify PUSD if they test positive for COVID-19.

This article originally appeared on the Pleasanton Patch