A Cumby ISD student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from Cumby ISD. The student was on campus on August 7th.
Cumby ISD said in the announcement, “Individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual have been contacted directly via telephone by our District Health Contact/School Nurse, Juliana Osornio. Those that were in close contact will remain off campus for up to 14 days to ensure that they do not have the virus, so that there will not be any further spread- if those quarantined want to return prior to August 24th, they must have been quarantined for at least 5 days from last day of exposure and have obtained a PCR, or molecular, negative COVID test. A negative antigen test is not sufficient.”
The first day of school for the district is still scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.
Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to choose online learning through August 21st and return to face to face instruction on August 24th in light of the positive case being reported. Normally students can only switch at the end of a grading period.
The school district announced yesterday that they were suspending all volleyball, football, and cross country games and practices until August 24th due to several student athletes showing symptoms of COVID-19.