As of November 5, 2020, Glen Rose ISD has 17 active lab confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among Glen Rose ISD students and staff. Fourteen (14) of the positive tests have been received since Monday, November 2, 2020. Since August 12, 2020, Glen Rose ISD has reported a total of 32 lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in the district out of 1,950 students and 295 staff members. Of the 32 reported cases, 15 have recovered and 17 are currently active.
Glen Rose ISD provides updates as information is received at the GRISD COVID-19 Dashboard on the website at www.grisd.net.
As of November 5, 2020, Glen Rose ISD will move to the “Substantial” COVID-19 Activity Level with the 14 new added cases this week. Substantial level spread will require temperature checks as students enter campuses and buses.
Glen Rose ISD notifies the local public health authority, Department of State Health Services and Texas Department of Health Services Reporting Center of every lab confirmed positive case of COVID-19 among Glen Rose ISD students and staff. Due to privacy requirements, Glen Rose ISD will not release the name or personal identifiable information of any student or staff member.
No hospitalization or evidence of institutional spread has been reported. Contact tracing is ongoing and all students/staff members determined to be in close contact of a person with a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 will be notified individually and will be placed on a 14-day precautionary home isolation. Currently, there are 63 students and or staff members on precautionary home isolation. Close contact is defined as being within 6 ft. of an infected individual for 15 minutes or greater without a mask, shield or face covering. Anyone determined to be in close contact will be placed on home isolation for 14 days to mitigate the further risk of spread.
While we have no reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individuals have reason to be concerned, we ask that everyone self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Wearing a mask, shield (face covering) ensures that students/staff do not meet the definition of exposure and are placed on home isolation for 14 days.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Temperature of 100.4 or higher
- Sore Throat
- New uncontrolled cough or difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- Severe headache
- Loss of taste or smell
While there is no current need to sound the panic alarm at this time, the recent trend of positive cases is not trending in the right direction. All of us must do our part to reduce the risk of exposure and mitigate spread in and outside of school.
Thank you for your continued support of Glen Rose ISD! We will beat this together. Please contact your campus nurse or principal with any questions or concerns.