The El Paso Independent School District today confirmed that a student and a staff member who had been on campus tested positive for COVID-19.
The student attends Brown Middle School. The employee works in the Food and Nutrition Services department at Central Office and had assisted at campuses.
District officials add that the FNS employee has not been at work since September 18, past the infectious period.
As outlined in EPISD’s School Reopening Guidelines, the District has notified all Brown students and personnel who had contact with the infected student and must quarantine for 14 days to monitor for symptoms.
To abide by federal privacy laws, EPISD will not disclose the name, gender or any other information of the student.
This was the second announcement on Friday of cases, capping off a nearly two week span where EPISD has announced a total of twelve cases across four other campuses in the district.
For information about EPISD’s Reopening Plan and protocols, visit episd.org.