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Mexia ISD RQ Sims Intermediate School transitions to remote learning due to COVID-19 cases

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 15:29:08-05

MEXIA, TX — Mexia ISD will transition RQ Sims Intermediate to remote learning until November 16 due to COVID-19 cases.

Over the weekend, the district learned of added adult cases of COVID-19 which necessitates further closure and a shift to remote learning, according to Mexia ISD's Facebook.

At this time, no student cases of COVID have been reported on site over the last week.

Mexia ISD says all new cases are adults.

"Out of an abundance of caution, RQ Sims Intermediate will be closed for the rest of this week until November 16. This step is being taken to decrease the transmission of all diseases not only COVID-19, but also flu, strep, and the common cold."

Lunches may be picked up in the Sims drive thru line from 11 am to 1 pm each day the rest of the week.

Pick Up of technology and learning materials will occur Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

"Please use the bus lane in front of RQ Sims and someone will be in front of the cafeteria to help. Please stay in your car. You will need to know your student's homeroom teacher. If you need wireless hotspots, they are available, one hotspot per family."

The RQ Sims building has been cleaned over the weekend and is being deeply cleaned again tonight, the district said.

"The choice to close the building to students never comes easily, but the choice is being made to ensure student health and safety."