Wells ISD confirms COVID case in district

by Staff reports

Wells school officials have confirmed a COVID-19 case within the district.

Superintendent Jill Gaston issued the following letter Monday, May 3:

In keeping with Wells ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families that an individual who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the junior high/high school campus on April 30, 2021. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.

Over the next few hours we will be in contact with the local health department to give time to conduct this investigation and notify those who have potentially been infected, as well as clean affected areas. We will keep you apprised of further updates.

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, we ask that you, as always, 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; or

○New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If you or any member of the Wells 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 Wells ISD community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting our nurse, Tina Glover.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to info@wells.esc7.net or visit our website at www.wells.esc7.net