Calhoun County I.S.D. sees COVID-19 case rise

There are 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of August 19th


PORT LAVACA, Texas –  Back to school is in full swing in the Calhoun County I.S.D. but so are COVID-19 cases in the district. One school administrator says they’re doing what they can to stop the spread

The district is posting COVID-19 positive case reports and based on August 19th’s report, there are 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the district, two of them was an employee, the other 12 were students, four of those students were from Travis Middle School.

A spokesperson with the district says after a student tests positive, they have to spend 10 days in isolation before they can return. During this time, the student is able to do their school work virtually to stay up-to-date.

The district is doing its part to maintain a safe learning environment with regular sanitization throughout the school day and by encouraging the use of masks among other things.

The district also offers a free COVID-19 drive up testing site at Travis Middle School for students and staff.

The national guard reached out to the Calhoun County I.S.D about hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic which should take place sometime in September.

Parents have been a big help to Calhoun County I.S.D when it comes to COVID-19 case reports, if you’re a C.C.I.S.D. parent and your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please report this to administration as soon as possible.

Here is the district’s statement on COVID-19 safety precautions and sanitation

“Calhoun County ISD schools are following CDC guidelines and best practices for learning safely. In addition to medical grade sanitation and eMisting, we are also following the safety precautions below. It is important that we all work together to make health and safety a priority,”

For up-to-date reports on COVID-19 cases in Calhoun County I.S.D, click here

For COVID-19 testing information, click here