BISD warns of possible COVID-19 case with an employee
A South Elementary employee informed the Breckenridge Independent School District of a possible COVID-19 case. According to BISD, the district administration became aware of the situation on Thursday, April 9, approximately 3:45 p.m. and informed the potential risk to South Elementary parents and students.
"A BISD employee was passing out student work packets at South Elementary on Monday, April 6. The employee communicated (there may be the possibility of being potentially) exposed to the coronavirus during a doctor visit on April 2," said Earl Jarrett, interim BISD Superintendent. "The employee currently believes they are symptomatic. (The employee has been) quarantined and has been tested for COVID-19. You will be updated once we know the result of the test. You are being notified so that you can self-monitor and take necessary precautions."
The employee did not receive notification from the doctor until two days after the packets were passed out and the possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus and should be tested.
A plan is being created in an attempt to mitigate any additional risk at future packet distributions.