PRE staff member tests positive for COVID-19

| September 5, 2020 3:05 PM

PRIEST RIVER — While a Priest River Elementary employee has tested positive for COVID-19, West Bonner County School District officials said health district officials said the school will still be able to open on time on Tuesday.

The district was advised of the positive test on Thursday, according to a letter sent to parents on Friday.

“There is nothing more important to West Bonner County School District than the safety and health of our students, our staff, and their families," WBCSD Superintendent Paul Anselmo said in the letter. "We are working directly with county health officials to address this situation."

Contract tracing has been completed and all who were in direct contact of the individual have been notified.

The school district will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures including CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting our buildings, Anselmo said.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as we get more information.