Student at JR Elementary School in Calhoun County tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second student to test positive at JR Elementary

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas- A student at JR Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, Calhoun County ISD announced Wednesday.

The student was last on campus on September 11th, 2020 in a self-contained classroom. Due to privacy requirements, the district will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.

CCISD said in a statement on their website that students or families who may have had close contact with the infected student have already been contacted.

The release says that the district maintenance team is sanitizing and e-misting all impacted areas.

A release from CCISD states, “A new Education Task Force has been created to provide guidance for schools in cases such as these. The Bexar County Region 8 public health authority will conduct an investigation by making contact with the individual and any “close contacts”.  “Close Contact” is defined as direct exposure to infectious secretions such as being coughed on or being within 6 ft of an infectious person for over 15 continuous minutes. Region 8 phone calls will have a (210) area code. CCISD will reach out to any student who had “close contact” with the individual. Close contacts will remain off-campus for up to 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus so that there will not be any further spread. We will keep you apprised of further updates.”

This is the second student to test positive at JR Elementary School. The district also reported last month that a JR staff member, who was in the classroom with students in August, tested positive for COIVD-19.

Read more: Calhoun County ISD staff member who was in classroom setting tests positive for COVID-19

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

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Cough, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath
  • Chills or shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Loss of taste of smell
  • Congestion or runny nose, or sore throat

If your JR student feels any of the symptoms above in a way that is not typical, the district asks you to contact the school by calling 361-552-3317.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the district office at 361-552-9728 or visit their website at www.calcoisd.org.

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