If you are the parent of a child at Silverdale Elementary School in Onslow County, North Carolina, your child may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Officials at Silverdale Elementary School has failed to notify parents about their children being exposed to COVID-19, only calling the parents of those whose child may have been in direct contact with someone who has contracted it.
Time and time again, we’ve learned about COVID-19, and we do know that you can have the virus and spread it without knowing you have it, even without symptoms, according to the CDC.
Brooke Culp, who has two children who attend Silverdale Elementary School, one in the 2nd and the other in the 3rd grade, said she received a phone call from the school Monday about her two children being 6ft of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Culp said the school told her that she needed to immediately pick up her children but was unable to because she was out of town. After arriving 45 minutes later, Culp said her children both were still in class with other students and their teacher.
How is it that if Culp’s children were exposed and at risk of infecting others, how is the whole school not closed down and quarantined?
Culp said about 15 other parents were at the school to pick up their children as well.
A lot of staff members up front did not know why parents were showing up at the school to pick up their child, according to Culp.
Culp said she needed a letter for her job because the school was not providing one and that she now has to quarantine.
In the letter, Silverdale Elementary School Principal, Michelle R. Padgett wrote in the letter that Mrs. Culp had to pick up her “students on November 9th, 2020 related to COVID-19 exposure.”
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The school offered Culp a MiFi box for internet access for her children’s 2-week quarantine at home.
This school needs to be shut down for at least two weeks and sanitized, and Onslow County Schools need to alert parents about the COVID-19 outbreak at the school.
It seems like the school system is trying to keep student’s exposure to COVID-19 on the hush.