DC Public Schools (DCPS) has confirmed that two teachers tested positive for COVID-19.
The teachers reportedly got infected after they picked up their school supplies at Noyes and Payne elementary schools.
The teachers are offered the option to teach virtually from their classrooms, according to the Washington Teachers Union.
One of the teachers went to Payne Elementary in Ward 6 on August 21, and the other last visited Noyes in Ward 5 on August 27. They both started showing symptoms and tested positive for the coronavirus within a few days of their visits.
“What is happening is what I suspected would happen. But we’re not going to discourage teachers from doing in-person teaching,” said the union’s head Liz Davis, speaking to WUSA9.