Two more Great Falls students test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 14:08:26-04

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade City-County Health Department notified Great Falls Public Schools on Tuesday that there are two new confirmed COVID-19 cases among students.

One is a student at Paris Gibson Education Center and the other at East Middle School. The GFPS nursing team and administrators are working with the CCHD to conduct contact tracing.

GFPS superintendent Tom Moore said that because these two new cases are students that had not been in schools recently, the deep sanitizing of classrooms at Paris Gibson Education Center and East Middle School was not necessary; at this point, there will be school as usual at both of those schools.

This brings the number of confirmed cases among students in Great Falls to four. Parents, staff, and students are reminded to monitor your health and well-being each day if you are feeling sick or exhibiting any flu-like symptoms and to stay home from school and contact your healthcare provider.

Moore also said that GFPS on Tuesday was experiencing a "severe" network outage that was affecting email, internet, and software apps. He said computer technicians and data center staff are working to restore systems. This outage has impacted remote learning and all email communication.