Thursday morning, officials with the El Paso Independent School District announced that a student who had been on campus and had contact with students and staff at Irvin High School tested positive for COVID-19.
“We hope for a speedy recovery for the student,” said Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera. “We will continue to monitor the health of our students and staff in our efforts to move forward with instruction and extracurricular activities in a manner that is as safe and secure as possible.”
District officials say they found out about the student on Thursday and made the announcement shortly thereafter. To abide by federal privacy laws, EPISD will not disclose the name, gender or any other information of the student.
As outlined in EPISD’s School Reopening Guidelines, the District has notified all students and personnel who had contact with the infected student and must quarantine for 14 days to monitor for symptoms.
All affected areas of the campus have been disinfected.
For information about EPISD’s Reopening Plan and protocols, visit episd.org