HOUSTON – A day after students in the Clear Creek Independent School District returned to in-person classes, officials reported that a student at one school and a staffer at another have tested positive for coronavirus.
The most recent case was reported in a kindergarten student at Ross Elementary School. Principal Kelly Mooney released a note saying the student was on campus Monday for a short time before being sent home. According to the district, no other students, teachers or staff came into contact with the child.
“Through effective prevention measures such as face coverings and social distancing, no other students or employees were in close contact (with) the individual therefore there is no need for concern,” Mooney said.
CCISD defines close contact as a “person who has come within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 and was in close contact for more than 15 minutes cumulatively in the two days prior to exhibiting symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19.”
Mooney said it is important for families to communicate about the illness and self-monitor for any signs of symptoms. Should a family member show any signs of coronavirus, people should contact the famil’s physician and remain home to prevent further spread.
On Aug. 27, Clear Creek ISD’s Greene Elementary School put out a report that showed one staff member had tested positive making that the district’s second positive case in as many days.
Here is the statement from Clear Creek on the staff member who tested positive:
Last week, on August 27, the district communicated out to Greene Elementary employees that a staff member had tested positive for the virus. They had reported to work, but later went home and alerted the school when they received the diagnosis. The campus was closed to visitors and there were no in-person classes since this was before students returned to Brick and Mortar in CCISD. The employee has been recovering at home.
People can track the cases in the district online.
Other districts, such as Lamar Consolidated ISD and Barbers Hill ISD, also have students who have tested positive for coronavirus upon returning to the classroom.
All districts said appropriate safety measures remain in place and the areas and classrooms where the students were have been thoroughly cleaned.