Addison Davis, superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, has COVID-19, the school district said Tuesday.
District spokesperson Tanya Arja confirmed Davis’ diagnosis after he appeared via video camera at Tuesday’s School Board meeting.
“He tested positive this morning,” Arja said. “He is isolating and following CDC guidelines.”
As in the community at large, the school district’s COVID-19 statistics have been extraordinarily high since schools reopened on Jan. 3. Since that day, the district has reported 4,667 cases.
On Tuesday alone, 43 staff cases were reported in the district’s central offices. Since Jan. 3, there have been 79.
In his remarks at the meeting, Davis said this about the high numbers: “It’s a reality within our school district and our community, and we must continue to take proactive steps.”