Queen City ISD student tests positive for COVID-19

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QUEEN CITY, Texas — A student of Queen City Independent School District has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from superintendent Dr. Charlotte Williams.

“I am completely heartbroken to report that Queen City ISD has been notified that a student who attends Queen City Schools has tested positive for COVID-19 and that a District staff member has been exposed to a person with a positive test,” Williams wrote on Wednesday. “The District cannot release any identifying information about the student or the employee.”

All Queen City ISD campuses have been closed since March 6, and all of the schools have been sanitized. All district employees and students are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations, including social distancing.

The release says that the student’s exposure was not through a school source and also occurred during spring break, which was March 9 through March 13.

Queen City ISD says that their determination is that the end of the 14-day incubation period for anyone possibly exposed to the student while at school was March 20. The incubation period for anyone possibly exposed to the staff member will be April 3.

Dr. Williams says the district will move, “into an even tighter mode of operation.”

“Teachers will get he work/assignments ready for students and then begin working from home,” Williams wrote. “Within the next 24-48 hours the District will publish information on how those packets will be delivered. Online instruction will continue as established with teachers who have the capacity/connectivity to provide it from home.”

Williams also stated that a decision on food services would be made in the next 24-48 hours.