A staff member who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present at Sulphur Springs High School during the last week. Those in close contact will remain off-campus for up to 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus.
From Sulphur Springs ISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams
In keeping with SSISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we notify you that a staff member who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present at SSHS during the last week. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.
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 will notify 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 other 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, 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
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Nausea or vomiting
If you or any member of the SSISD 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 SSISD 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.