The Department of Public Health has a team of epidemiologists investigating and assisting in the notification of staff and students who were at risk for possible exposure.

We are making every effort to keep you as informed as possible, while also respecting and adhering to pertinent privacy laws.

This information does not impact our meal services offered at Hamilton Crossing Elementary School during the extended school closure.

All facilities and meal distribution materials are thoroughly cleaned daily using commercial grade disinfectants approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Additionally, the staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 has had no exposure to school nutrition services or meal distribution.

As you know through our frequent and ongoing communication, the Bartow County School System already had a plan in place as it relates to this specific event and it is being properly followed to ensure complete safety of our staff and students.

All recommendations and requirements from the CDC and DHP are also being followed, as we communicate frequently and take every precaution possible to safeguard clean environments for all.

Please continue to follow our Facebook page and website for the latest information regarding this health issue and its effect on our schools.

Thank you for your confidence and support of the Bartow County School System during this unprecedented time.