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FISD COVID-19 UPDATE

FISD student reported Jan. 21 confirmed

as being infected with COVID-19 virus

Frankston school officials on Thursday, Jan. 21 reported that another student has been lab-confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Supt. Nicci Cook said the student was on campus on Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

Supt. Cook said the school has responded as usual by sending notifications to all student families and staff members concerning the confirmations.

The instance of the new case additionally was entered on the COVID-19 dashboard on the school website, according to a recent notification change. The dashboard can be accessed HERE .

FISD will not release the name of the infected individual or details that may identify the individual, due to privacy requirements, as reported in earlier notifications.

As is customary, the local health department has begun a case investigation and will be contacting any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individual, including direct notification of local students and staff. Those in close contact will remain off campus for the balance of 14 days from contact, in quarantine, to ensure they are virus free and there will be no further spread, the notification stated.

Supt. Cook also reported the case to the proper state agencies, as required.

The latest case is in addition to ones reported on Thursday, Jan. 7, and before, the superintendent said. She said the new case brings the total since August to 55, of which 30 are students and 25 staff members.

Cases so far have been both from community spread and in-school exposure, school officials believe.

The notifications, as before, further cautioned that if anyone does begin experiencing any of the symptoms, widely listed, in a way that is not typical, they are encouraged  to contact their physician.

Those notified were also asked that anyone who is lab-confirmed for COVID-19 to notify the school office at (903) 876-2556.

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FISD student, staff member reported  Jan. 7

to be confirmed as infected with COVID-19

Frankston school officials on Thursday, Jan. 7 reported that another student and another staff member have been lab-confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Supt. Nicci Cook said the student was on campus on Wednesday, Jan. 6. She said the staff member has not been on campus since before the winter break.

Supt. Cook said the school has responded as usual by sending notifications to all student families and staff members concerning the confirmations.

The instance of the new cases additionally was entered on the COVID-19 dashboard on the school website, according to a recent notification change. The dashboard can be accessed HERE .

FISD will not release the names of the infected individuals or details that may identify them, due to privacy requirements, as reported in earlier notifications.

As is customary, the local health department has begun case investigations and will be contacting any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individuals, including direct notification of local students and staff. Those in close contact will remain off campus for the balance of 14 days in quarantine from contact to ensure they are virus free and there will be no further spread, the notification stated.

Supt. Cook also reported the cases to the proper state agencies, as required.

The latest cases are in addition to ones reported on Monday, Jan. 4, just after the winter break, and before, the superintendent said. She said the new cases bring the total since August to 54, of which 29 are students and 25 staff members.

Students and staff observed the Christmas-New Year holidays break starting Thursday, Dec. 17, and the school campuses have been closed until Jan. 4. Students returned for in-person instruction on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Cases so far have been both from community spread and in-school exposure, school officials believe.

Community spread of the virus daily in Anderson and Henderson counties and seven-day rolling rate of COVID-19 may be seen in the sidebar and its related links on this page.

The notifications, as before, further cautioned that if anyone does begin experiencing any of the symptoms, widely listed, in a way that is not typical, they are encouraged  to contact their physician.

Those notified were also asked that anyone who is lab-confirmed for COVID-19 to notify the school office at (903) 876-2556.

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FISD reports 10 staff, 2 students confirmed

with COVID-19 during winter holiday break

Frankston ISD on Monday, Jan. 4 reported that during the winter break 10 staff members and two students were lab-confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Supt. Nicci Cook said the school has responded as usual by sending a notifications to all student families and staff members concerning the confirmation.

The instance of the new cases additionally was entered on the COVID-19 dashboard on the school website, according to a recent notification change. The dashboard can be accessed HERE .

FISD will not release the names of the infected individuals or details that may identify them, due to privacy requirements, as reported in earlier notifications.

As is customary, the local health department has begun case investigations and will be contacting any individuals determined to be in close contact with the infected individuals, including direct notification of local students and staff. Those in close contact will remain off campus for the balance of 14 days in quarantine from contact to ensure they are virus free and there will be no further spread, the notification stated.

Supt. Cook also reported the cases to the proper state agencies, as required.

The latest cases are in addition to ones reported on Wednesday, Dec. 16, prior to the winter break, and before, the superintendent said. She said the new cases bring the total since August to 52, of which 28 are students and 24 staff members.

Students and staff observed the Christmas-New Year holidays break starting Thursday, Dec. 17, and the school campuses have been closed until Jan. 4. Students are to return for in-person instruction on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Cases so far have been both from community spread and in-school exposure, school officials believe.

Community spread of the virus daily by a human in Anderson and Henderson counties and seven-day rolling rate of COVID-19 may be seen in the sidebar and its related links on this page.

The notifications, as before, further cautioned that if anyone does begin experiencing any of the symptoms, widely listed, in a way that is not typical, they are encouraged  to contact their physician.

Those notified were also asked that anyone who is lab-confirmed for COVID-19 to notify the school office at (903) 876-2556.

Frankston Indian sign

FRANKSTON INDIANS SIGN — Passersby on SH 155 can view this large sign embedded in the hill east of the Frankston School campus. The sign has been enhanced with a border and white stone background, making it more easily seen from the nearby highway.. — Citizen Photo

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