CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Families received a message from school leaders about a person from Los Encinos Elementary who tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday evening. Officials have not disclosed whether this person was a faculty member or a student. The person was last on campus Friday, September 4, according to school leaders.
The school is now asking Phase One students to self-monitor for any symptoms related to COVID-19. Those symptoms include a fever, sore throat and shortness of breathe.
The superintendent said they learned of the case at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, just as the first day of in-person learning was ending.
Take a look at this chart. It was created by CCISD as part of their return to school plan.
Officials say this case falls in the first column. This means the person who tested positive can not come to campus until they meet the following criteria:
- 10 days have passed since they received the positive test result or the onset of their symptoms.
- At least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Students and staff are now being asked to monitor for symptoms. The school is not delaying in-person instruction at this time.
Corpus Christi ISD is not the only district to announce it was notified of positive cases within the district.
On Tuesday evening, Gregory Portland ISD reported two additional coronavirus cases among their employees.
The district said the individuals have not had direct contact with students, and have not been on any district campus or facility for the past 72 hours.
According to G-P ISD, the two will not be reporting to work in-person for at least 14 days from the time that symptoms were first reported.
The district now has three active cases and four recoveries. Last week, a staff member in the district's maintenance department tested positive.