Two students test positive for COVID-19 in Calhoun County ISD

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas- Calhoun County Independent School District reports Monday that a student at JR Elementary and a student at Calhoun High School have tested positive for COVID-19.

The JR Elementary student was present on campus Monday, September 14th. The student was in one self-contained classroom.

The Calhoun High School student was present on campus on Thursday, September 10th, and Friday, September 11th. This student also attended the CHS Varsity Football game against El Campo at Sandcrab Stadium on Friday night.

Due to privacy requirements, the district not release the names of the individuals or details that may identify them. CCISD maintenance is sanitizing and e-misting all impacted areas Monday afternoon.

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

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.”

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 you or any member of the CHS community begins to experience any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, you are encouraged to contact your physician and notify your campus. You can reach the CHS main office at 361-552-3775. You can reach the main office at JR Elementary 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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