Pleasant Grove Elementary School sent an entire class home to quarantine after one of the students tested positive for COVID-19.

The district found out about the positive case last Tuesday, August 25. At that point the class that the infected student was a part of was required to quarantine and attend school remotely for the time being. Director of Communications Shelby Akin, gave the following statement to the Gazette.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the class in which the student tested positive was asked to quarantine and engage in remote learning for two weeks,"

Akin said at the time the student contracted the virus, masks were encouraged but not required in classrooms. In effort to enhance the safety of students and staff, Pleasant Glove Independent School District is revising that regulation making it mandatory that masks are worn in classrooms.

"Beginning yesterday, Aug. 20, Pleasant Grove Elementary School students are required to wear a mask when they are not socially distanced and seated at their desk

In addition on Friday, parents, guardians and staff members were made aware of three students having texted positive for COVID-19 on other Pleasant Grove campuses. A letter from high school principal Todd Marshall sent a letter to parents saying, in part, that he is notifying student families that there were two student lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases.  reads, in part: we are notifying all student families that we received notification of two student lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases.