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Durham Public Schools has learned of a probable positive case of COVID-19 in an employee working at Hillside High School during the administration of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on Saturday, Sept. 26. We are following state and local guidelines, and the school building will be closed until Friday, Oct. 2, to allow for contact tracing.
DPS will work with the health department and the College Board to assist in identifying individuals who may have come into close contact with the employee during the SAT administration, and the health department will reach out to those individuals to provide guidance on whether they should self-isolate or undergo COVID-19 testing. Close contact is defined by the health department as spending 15 minutes or greater within six feet.
Free meal distribution at Hillside High School will continue as scheduled. Hillside’s building will reopen on Friday,
Due to health, employment, and educational privacy laws, we are unable to provide any further information at this time. If we are able to do so, we will as soon as possible.