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Dawson County School System issues COVID-19 testing guidelines for students
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor

In the wake of news that two students had tested positive for COVID-19, the Dawson County School System has issued a set of guidelines for students awaiting test results for the virus. 

"Based on the Department of Public Health guidance, any person that is being tested or has been tested for COVID-19 should remain at home until the test results come back," a Facebook post from the school system said last week. "The Dawson County School System prioritizes the health and safety of our students, staff, and employees. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your child's principal immediately."

On Wednesday, Aug. 12 the school system announced that two positive student COVID-19 cases were identified at Kilough Elementary School and Dawson County High School. According to Dawson County School Superintendant Damon Gibbs, 75 students were impacted by the positive test results and many of those students would be placed in quarantine for two weeks. 

“As a reminder, please do everything possible to maintain social distancing, promote handwashing/hand sanitizer and wear a mask as encouraged. I appreciate your efforts to serve the children of Dawson County,” Gibbs said in an email following the announcement.

In a separate Facebook post, the Dawson County School System also announced that parents and students can sign up to receive Dawson County School District text message updates by texting @dc-schools to 81010.