FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 15, 2020
District Implements Increased Screening Procedures for Building Entry
Pickens High School Reopened
Pickens High School was closed earlier in the week for detailed cleaning due to an employee
accessing the building while awaiting test results for COVID-19. It was determined later the
same day that the employee tested positive although asymptomatic. The school has now been
The district has intensified its procedures for employees and visitors who wish to enter any
building, including schools. All individuals will be required to answer a questionnaire posted on
the front door of each building, as well as sign-in and out if they meet entry requirements.
Hand sanitizing stations have been set-up at the entrances as well. Additionally, notification of
these procedures has been sent out through email to all staff.
Graduation activities will continue to take place at Dragon Stadium provided the weather
cooperates Friday evening and Saturday. Volunteers and staff members will be available to
assist families and graduates. The PHS Welcome Center will have specific directions when you
arrive on campus.
The school district appreciates the support of its stakeholders during this time. The district will
continue to adhere to health and safety precautions and guidance provided by the Department
of Public Health and CDC in order to protect our students, their families, and our staff.
Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations
706-253-1700 ext. 328