Student at Chandler Elementary tests positive for COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria ISD confirms that a student who attends Chandler Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The district confirms that the student was present on campus on September 11th, 2020.

Due to privacy requirements, the district will not be releasing the name of the individual or details identifying him or her.

VISD has confirmed in a statement that contact tracing has begun. If it is determined the COVID-positive person had any contact with students or staff, the identified students and staff will be directly notified no later than September 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Those in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus and to ensure that there will be no further spread. We will keep you apprised of further updates.

The district says operations at Chandler Elementary School will continue as usual.

Any areas accessed by the COVID-positive person, VISD says, will be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC and TEA guidelines.

Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

Since in-person classes began on September 8th COVID-19 cases have been reported in staff and students on eight different campuses in the district.

Teachers are instructing hybrid classes as some students are learning remotely and some are attending school in person.

If you or any member of VISD begins to experience any of the above symptoms in a way that is not typical, contact your physician and your campus to inform the school. You can reach Chandler Elementary School by calling 361-788-9587.

Read more on VISD’s website

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