With most North Texas school areas back in classrooms for in-person education, there is a higher awareness of COVID-19 crises in schools. Corona Virus is a viral respiratory disease that begins as a common cold but can start deadly dilemmas in kids and youths.
Most schools in North Texas have already implemented policies to keep COVID-19 from spreading. North Texas school districts are required by law to follow these guidelines, including keeping sick students home for at least seven days before they are allowed back on campus.
Students start the new term with Corona Virus as 9 cases have now been reported in Dallas County.
The Coronavirus is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the gastrointestinal system of humans, known for causing diarrhea and vomiting. The majority of people who get this virus are children under 10 years old.
A spokesperson for the Dallas County health department says they are not trying to scare parents but want them to be aware and cautious when sending their kids back to school.
The health department has been closely monitoring reports of this virus and believes that it has spread to all of the area’s public schools.
With the arrival of new students come new germs, including Coronavirus.
The Kingsbury Elementary school in Carrollton, Texas, has confirmed a coronavirus case with four cases reported in nearby Denton County, Texas.
Coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person or through contaminated food or water. Symptoms often begin one to two weeks after exposure, with vomiting and stomach pain.
“We want parents to be aware of this new infection,” said Dr. William Parker, Dallas County Health and Human Services director.
Signs of Corona Virus
- Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Fever or Headache
- Coughing or Sneezing
- Dizziness or Nause
- Abdominal Cramping
- Lack of appetite.
- Muscle aches
- General malaise
If you have any of these symptoms, do not send your child to school or daycare; keep them at home until you see a doctor.
Denton County Health and Human Services is issuing an advisory and has notified all parents whose children attend schools in those districts that the Corona Virus may be present in their community.
Present Cases In North Taxes School Districts
STAFF = 49; STUDENTS = 50
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
STAFF = 13; STUDENTS = 12
STAFF = 15; STUDENTS = 101
STAFF = 82; STUDENTS = 479
CAMPUS STAFF = 174; CENTRAL STAFF = 50; STUDENTS = 56
Grand Prairie ISD
STAFF = 54; STUDENTS = 18
STAFF AND STUDENTS = 7
STAFF = 17; STUDENTS = 0
School areas over North Texas are asking or “actively promoting” the use of face masks and giving online opportunities for students incapable of being vaccinated still in Pre-K within the sixth grade. Stay tuned with us for such latest updates!