September 3, 2020
In keeping with Anderson-Shiro’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families that a staff member who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 today was last present on the campus of Anderson-Shiro Secondary on Tuesday, September 2, 2020. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.
The local health department was notified and provided guidance for ASCISD to begin a case investigation and will contact any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual. All students and staff that came into POSSIBLE close contact will be directly notified no later than September 4, at 12:30 pm. Those that were in close contact 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. To the best of our knowledge, the 2 cases this week do not appear to be related.
While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
- Temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
- Sore throat;
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
If you or any member of the Anderson-Shiro Secondary community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the Anderson-Shiro school community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting (936) 873-4500.
ASCISD disinfects and sanitizes each facility daily. All “high touch point” areas are continually wiped down and disinfected multiple times a day. We will continue these practices with emphasis on specific common areas and classrooms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the district office at (936) 873-4500.