Shallowater ISD reports student with COVID-19

Shallowater ISD reports student with COVID-19
Coronavirus update (Source: KCBD Graphic)

Provided by Shallowater ISD

Today Shallowater Independent School District was notified that a student a Shallowater Middle School was test confirmed to have COVID-19. The student has not been on campus since August 25th. Due to HIPPA privacy protection regulations, we are unable to release the identity of the person(s), classroom(s), or grade level(s) involved. The student is currently self-quarantining. Ifanyone was identified as being in close contact, they have been individually notified.

We have been working closely with the health department and, after careful review, are most confident the exposure risk is minimal due of SISD’s protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings and/or social distancing. As a precautionary measure we are asking families at this school to closely monitor for these COVID-19 symptoms over the next 14 days:

Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees

Loss of taste or smell

New uncontrolled cough

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Fatigue, chills, shivering

Congestion or runny nose

Sore throat

Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting

New onset of severe headache

Significant muscle pain or ache

If anyone in your family begins experiencing any of the above symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician.

The identified affected areas at Shallowater Middle School have been deep cleaned and electrostatic misters utilized. Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue. Shallowater ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by TEA, UIL and the Lubbock County Health Department.