Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City delayed plans to reopen in-class instruction, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
The school, which teaches grades K-8, was set to open in-class instruction beginning Tuesday, when Marin County health officials notified the Sausalito Marin City School District that a member of the school’s senior staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We have a responsibility to our students,” Superintendent Itoco Garcia said. “We have a responsibility to our families. There’s a lot of multigenerational families here in this community. I really did not want to risk infection, even if I knew I was 99% sure we could open safely. I felt like it was my responsibility, if we were going to open, to be 99.9% sure.”
He told KCBS Radio that the county had given the go-ahead for the school to reopen classes, but he wanted to be extra cautious.
All other staff have been tested, and Garcia said they are all negative. He hopes to begin classes again next Monday.