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Notification Of COVID-19 Positives At Sulphur Springs High School, Bowie Elementary

Official Notification by Sulphur Springs ISD

September 4, 2020

Dear SSHS Families, Students, Teachers, and Staff,

In keeping with SSISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying you that students who were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 were present on the SSHS and Bowie Primary school campuses September 1st and 2nd. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify them.

The district and our local health department have begun a case investigation and will contact any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual. We are notifying all students and staff that came into close contact 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. We will keep you apprised of further updates.

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, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

 Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting

If you or any member of the SSHS 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 SSHS community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting the campus nurse.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at 903-885-0999 or visit our website at www.ssisd.net.

Sincerely,

Josh Williams

Assistant Superintendent