September 25, 2020 - Dear Parent/Guardian and Staff:
In keeping with Joaquin ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families and staff members that two Joaquin ISD employees were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. One of the employees was last on campus September 17, 2020 and tested positive September 23, 2020. The other employee was last on campus September 23, 2020 and tested positive September 24, 2020. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the names of the individuals or details that may identify him or her.
We are working closely with the local health department on this matter. After careful review, we have determined that the COVID-19 positive employees either did not come into contact with students, staff, or areas accessed by students or staff, or the employees were wearing proper PPE and social distancing while on campus. JISD campuses and buses are sanitized daily to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Operations at Joaquin ISD will continue as usual, and we will keep you apprised of further updates.
While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individuals have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
- Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
- 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;
- Diarrhea; or
- Nausea or vomiting
If you or any member of the Joaquin ISD community does begin to experience any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the Joaquin ISD community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting 936-269-3128.