Late last night and early this morning we had reports from families of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in two of our SAISD 2nd grade students. Our second-grade teacher tested positive over the weekend, so it appears we have our first case of COVID-19 that was potentially transferred in a classroom. Students identified as close contacts have either had negative COVID-19 tests or are quarantining at home. Our recommendation for 2nd grade students attending class is to wear masks for the duration of the quarantine time (10 days). Letters will go home today for students in second grade, asking parents to keep a close eye for any potential symptoms. We will continue to utilize social distancing and washing hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but we would like to emphasize the importance of following safety protocols outside of the school. In a meeting with Dr. Atwood, COVID-19 cases in Coleman County are on the rise. Students and staff are allowed to wear masks to help mitigate transfer of the COVID-19 virus.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to serve our students in the best way possible under challenging times for our country.