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Goldthwaite Elementary student tests positive for COVID-19

School Supply List: Goldthwaite
Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 16:50:06-04

A student at Goldthwaite Elementary School who was present on campus on Aug. 31 has tested positive for COVID-19.

"In keeping with Goldthwaite CISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all families and staff that a student who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the campus of Goldthwaite Elementary School on Monday, August 31," the school said in an announcement.

Goldthwaite CISD says they are working with the Department of State Health Services Region 7 and all individuals who came in potential close contact with the individual have been notified.

All areas heavily used by the student were closed off and were disinfected before being reopened.

"While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, watch for symptoms of COVID-19," the announcement said.

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

​*​Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth; ​
​*​Sore throat;
*​New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic, asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline):
​*​Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
​*​New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If you or any member of the GCISD community begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, the school encourages you to contact your physician.