The Three Forks School District announced that one of their teachers has tested positive for COVID-19. The test was confirmed this past Friday, March 27, and announced on Sunday.

According to the Gallatin County Health Department, the timing of the School District’s transition to remote services on March 16, 2020, means that the District’s staff and students were not in contact with the teacher during the period of possible exposure.

It is believed that the teacher last worked in person-to-person contact with students and staff of Three Forks School District on Friday, March 13, 14 days prior to the staff member’s diagnosis.

The Three Forks School District reports that the teacher was in the school building to retrieve educational materials on March 20, 2020, but did not interact with any students or staff during this brief visit, and since March 16, 2020, only delivered services to students exclusively using remote delivery.

Students of the teacher have been notified. The School District is working to ensure those students continue to receive education services during any period the diagnosed teacher will be absent.

The School District is in contact with the Health Department and reviewing Centers for Disease Control guidance to complete a cleaning of the school and other related facilities. School officials will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.