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Notification of exposed staff member at Hope
Posted on 08/31/2020

In keeping with district practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all students, staff and guests that a Hope High School staff member had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive individual and is considered a probable positive due to the onset of symptoms.


The staff member was on campus a short time on the morning of 08/31/2020 with no close contact with students or other staff members. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her. CCISD maintenance will sanitize and e-mist all impacted areas today.


A new Education Task Force has been created to provide guidance for schools in cases such as these. The Bexar County Region 8 public health authority will conduct an investigation by making contact with the individual and any “close contacts”. “Close Contact” is defined as direct exposure to infectious secretions such as being coughed on or being within 6 ft of an infectious person for over 15 continuous minutes. Region 8 phone calls will have a (210) area code. 

 

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

Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

Fatigue

Cough, or Difficulty breathing or, Shortness of breath

Headache

Chills or shaking or exaggerated shivering

Diarrhea, or Vomiting, or Abdominal pain

Loss of taste or smell

Significant muscle pain or ache

Congestion or runny nose, or sore throat


This list does not represent every possible symptom.


If you or any member of the Hope community begins 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 Hope community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting 361-552-7084.


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the district office at 361-552-9728 or visit our website at www.calcoisd.org.