The Sulphur Springs ISD reports that a lab-confirmed student to have COVID-19 was present at SSHS during the first week of school. The school will notify all students and staff that came into close contact will act as soon as possible. Those in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus, so there will not be any further spread. School officials say there is no reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual can be concerned. The Sulphur Springs ISD now has a total of 8 COVID cases.