Mr. Brandon McDowell, Superintendent of Coleman ISD, submitted the follow press release:
September 15, 2020
Dear Coleman ISD Staff and Community:
I have been notified that a Coleman High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions. The individual was last on campus September 14, 2020 until about noon. The district has been working closely with local health officials to determine if anyone was in close contact with the infected individual.
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, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
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
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
If you or any member of the Coleman ISD community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the Coleman ISD community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting Coleman ISD administration at 325-625-3575.