January 12, 2021
Pershing County School District has received reports of students and/or staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 stemming from recent gatherings during the holidays. All students and staff identified as primary exposures through contact tracing have been or will be contacted by officials.
It is imperative for the health and well-being of our Staff and Students, as well as for our student’s educational futures, that we continue to be diligent about the use of face coverings, social distancing, practice good hygiene, and following the guidelines provided by the state. The district will stay diligent to ensure when, if necessary, the classrooms, building, or district may need to move into full remote learning.
PCSD has taken all measures of action related to the safety and well-being of all students and staff in each building and is committed to providing the safest learning environment we possibly can during these challenging times. Please note that the district is constantly reviewing countywide cases, internal cases, and the total number of student and staff exclusions occurring to make sure that we are protecting the health of all our district students, staff, and families.
Please be mindful that Covid-19 is actively spreading in our community and we must stay vigilant in our efforts to slow the spread. According to health officials, private gatherings where social distancing and mask wearing measures are being ignored is the number one spreading event of the virus.
As one of only three School Districts in the State offering in-person instruction to our students every day, help us keep our kids in school and do your part to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Without a community wide effort, we will find ourselves in a worse situation in the future than we are in today.
Russell D. Fecht, PCSD Superintendent