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COVID-19 case forces Brazos High School campus to close, almost all staff to quarantine

Special education transition program to remain open
Waco ISD
Posted at 10:50 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 23:50:55-05

WACO, TX — A COVID-19 case at Brazos High School has forced the campus to temporarily close and nearly all campus administrators and support staff to quarantine.

Waco ISD Chief of Staff Kyle DeBeer says officials were notified that an individual, who has been on campus, tested positive for COVID-19.

DeBeer says everyone who came in close contact with the person has been notified. Those students and employees have been told to stay home for 14 days from their last contact with someone who tested positive.

Due to this case, DeBeer says nearly all campus administrators and support staff will be required to quarantine.

The school will transition to fully remote instruction beginning Tuesday, November 17. The campus will remain close to in-person instruction through Thanksgiving Break. DeBeer says officials hope to reopen Brazos High for in-person instruction on Monday, November 30.

The special education department's 18+ transition program will remain open for in-person instruction.