J.L. Mann Principal Charles Mayfield announced via video message to his school that he tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6. This announcement comes on the heels of Greenville County Schools closing food prep at Hillcrest High School following an employee testing positive for the coronavirus.
“I am writing you to let you know that my COVID-19 test came back positive,” said Mayfield in a statement. “My last day that I was around anyone at work was Thursday, March 19. I did not have my first symptoms until four days later on Monday, March 23. I have not been around anyone other than family while being symptomatic. I had fever for 11 straight days. Yesterday, Friday, April 4, was the first day I have been fever free. I have been self-quarantined every day since Friday, March 20. The doctors tell me I can come out of self-quarantine after 72 hours of no fever, which would be Monday, April 6.”
In addition to Mayfield’s announcement, Greenville County Schools halted food prep at Hillcrest High School on April 1 following an employee testing positive for COVID-19. Meals that were supposed to come from Hillcrest were served on April 2-3, but the food was prepared using another site with different employees. All food service staff working at Hillcrest High were told to remain in home quarantine until April 16.
The high school’s kitchen had been preparing approximately 2,600 meals each day to be distributed throughout the community and curbside at the school. Hillcrest’s food bus delivery sites included Parkside at Verdae, Hyde Park, Mauldin Heights, Berkley Pointe, Lions Gate on Old Mill Road, Mauldin Gardens, Rocky Creek Apartments, Avalon Apartments, Fountain Hills on Chapman Road and Gateway Village.