Student at Crain Elementary tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second student to test positive in the district in 24 hours

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District announced Friday afternoon that a student who attends Crain Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was present on campus on September 10th, according to the release.

To protect the identity of the student the district will not be releasing any personally identifying information about the student.

This is the second student to test positive for COVID-19 in the district this week. VISD announced Thursday, September 10th that a student at Stroman Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. A staff member at Stroman also tested positive this week. In-person classes began four days ago on September 8th in the county.

Read more about the start of hybrid classes here.

VISD confirms 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 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020. The release explains that operations at Crain Elementary School will continue as usual, and we will keep you apprised of further updates.

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.

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

The district does not believe there is any reason for concern, however, they advise the community to monitor any symptoms that could be indicative of COVID-19.

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

  • Temperature of 100.4 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.

If you or any member of the Crain Elementary community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that his not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and notify the school as soon as possible by calling 361-573-7453.

Visit the district website for more information.


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