Important Message for Sanderson High School Families and Employees


    School Cleaning

    Areas that may have been exposed to the virus have been thoroughly cleaned in accordance with NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Wake County Public Health guidelines, using an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


    If you are worried you may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can be tested at one of the free testing locations throughout Wake County. You may also consult with your healthcare provider or call the Wake County COVID Hotline at 888-675-4567.  

    Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, sore throat, a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea or vomiting, or a severe headache, especially with a fever.

    Precautions to prevent the spread of germs

    To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC, NCDHHS, and Wake County Public Health Division emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated if you are eligible and complying with the 3 Ws: 

    • Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth.
    • Wait apart, in order to create as much distance as possible. Avoid close contact.
    • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

    Privacy Laws

    While we understand the concerns of families and employees, the school system is prohibited by state and federal law from disclosing the health information of students or employees. Each individual’s health information is a private matter. No one should publicly declare another employee or student as sick. To protect individual privacy, notifications will not identify anyone by name or contain information that could be used to identify them.

    Emotional support

    Students feeling anxious about this situation should reach out to their school counselor or principal for support.  

    Employees feeling anxious about this situation can visit the Employee Assistance Program site on WakeConnect for additional resources and support.

    Additional Resources

    To view data about reported COVID-19 cases, visit these websites: 

    For more information about COVID-19, visit these websites:

    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.