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Winnsboro ISD Reports COVID-19 Case

Winnsboro ISD Facebook Page

NOTIFICATION OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON WMIS CAMPUS

08/24/2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In keeping with Winnsboro ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families that a Winnsboro Memorial Intermediate School student in 4th grade after lab-confirmed a COVID-19, was present on the campus of WMIS on August 19, 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 has begun a case investigation and will contact individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual. All students and staff that came into close contact received notification no later than 08/24/2020. 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 new 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 always watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

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

  • The 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);
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Loss of taste or smell

If any member of the Winnsboro Memorial Intermediate School community starts experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the WMIS community, who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, to please notify our school by contacting 903-342-6426.