Sent on behalf of Vice President for Finance and Operations, Mr. Brock Heron:

Dear GSSM Community,

I am writing to inform you of an employee of GSSM who has tested positive for COVID-19.  This employee is following the isolation protocol as recommended by the CDC.  To maintain the privacy of our colleague, this person’s identity will remain confidential.  Any close contacts at GSSM were notified and tested.  All tested negative.  Please note that no students have had close contact with this employee.

We wish this member of our community a speedy recovery.  As we continue to navigate this unprecedented pandemic together, we are deeply committed to transparency and our response protocols.  The GSSM community's safety is of our highest priority and know we will continue to take prudent steps in maintaining that.  If more positive cases appear within our GSSM community, we will continue to notify the community directly.

As we welcome back our students this Sunday, we ask that you please remain diligent in maintaining social distancing, wearing a face-covering, frequently washing your hands, and screening yourself for COVID-19 symptoms before entering campus each day.  Please review the procedures we have put in place to minimize risk for all staff and students.  By being disciplined around these practices, we are protecting everyone's safety and aiding in the prevention of spreading COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact GSSM Human Resources at


Mr. Brock Heron
Vice President for Finance and Operations
SC Governor’s School for Science + Mathematics