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FEB. 8 FISD COVID-19 UPDATE

Another FISD student reported

with COVID-19 infection Feb. 8

Frankston school officials reported on Monday, Feb. 8 that another student has been lab-confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Supt. Nicci Cook said the latest student was present on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The superintendent said the school has responded as usual by sending notifications to all student families and staff members concerning the confirmation.

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 that 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, Feb. 4, and before, the superintendent said. She said the new case brings the total since August to 64, of which 36 are students and 28 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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Three more FISD students, one

staff reported as COVID cases 

Frankston school officials reported on Thursday, Feb. 4 that two students and a staff member have been lab-confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

That followed a report on Tuesday, Feb. 2 that a student case was confirmed, bringing the total cases so far this week to four.

Supt. Nicci Cook said the latest students were  present on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and the staff member was last present on Friday, Jan. 29.

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

The instances of the new cases additionally were 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 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 cases to the proper state agencies, as required.

The latest cases are in addition to ones reported on Thursday, Jan. 28, and before, the superintendent said. She said the new cases bring the total since August to 63, of which 35 are students and 28 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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