GISD Superintendent provides first week COVID-19 update
Graham ISD campuses had their first day of school on Monday, Aug. 31, and GISD Superintendent Sonny Cruse said Wednesday the district had a promising start under COVID-19 procedures for the first week.
Cruse said there were only a handful of students sent home with COVID-19-like symptoms during the first week of school with an estimate of two to three at each campus. He said some of the students had a fever, stomach problems and other smaller ailments. Cruse said those sent home from the high school were tested and came back negative and of the other results which were reported to the school there were no positive cases during the first week.
“We were very fortunate during the first week of school even though we did have to send some kids home with COVID-like symptoms, during the first full week of school we didn’t have anybody that was reported to us that tested positive. I know that will change. It has to, (with) the law of averages,” Cruse said. “(...) The first school day of each week from this point on I have to do a report to TEA if we have any positive cases. We are staying on top of that. Mr. (Robert) Loomis has done such a good job. We have a couple of forms that we are using for tracking and we are entering that data so we can create us a good timeline so we know that when we send somebody home how long they are going to be quarantined, what’s the earliest day we would like to have them back on campus and all those things.”
For the rest of the story, see the Sept. 12 edition of The Graham Leader.