West Brook student tests positive for COVID-19

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According to a Sept. 16 news release, Beaumont ISD received notice that a West Brook student attending junior varsity football practice tested positive for COVID-19. The student last participated on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and all students that were present at practice with the student identified as positive for COVID-19 have received individual notices of potential exposure.

From the release:

"In accordance with UIL guidelines, BISD has implemented rigorous health screening, social distancing and sanitization practices for all student workouts, including screening of staff and student symptoms, cleaning of all objects between each student’s use, and limited sharing of equipment. As such, CDC guidance provides that the risk of students contracting COVID-19 from the infected student is low. Nevertheless, in order to safeguard the health and safety of our student-athletes, all students that participated in the junior varsity football practice will be excluded from workouts/games until September 29, 2020, in an abundance of caution. The limited areas accessed by the student diagnosed with COVID-19 have been deep cleaned.

"The health and safety of our students and community is our top priority. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through these challenges and continue to support our Beaumont ISD community.  For more information regarding the precautions BISD is taking to safe-guard the health of our students, please review the District’s Re-Entry Plan posted at www.bmtisd.com."