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Westlake High School Student Self-Quarantines - Possible Coronavirus

High student self-quarantines after possible coronavirus exposure attending out-of-state conference. Eanes ISD sent a letter to parents & staff regarding the issue at hand.

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In a letter to parents, guardians, and staff, Eanes ISD says a student recently attended a national conference out of state and returned to school for five days and that the student "evidently had contact with one or more individuals who, the student just learned, later exhibited flu-like symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus."


The student is not showing any signs of the virus, says Eanes ISD, but the family has chosen to self-quarantine them at home until school resumes on March 23 after spring break.


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The student's potential exposure has been reported to the Travis County Health Department, but it was determined the student does not qualify for further screening at this time.


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"We appreciate the family's regard for others in this situation; as a result, we do not believe there was or is an immediate concern for the well-being of our high school campus or community," says the district. "We acknowledge the student interacted with numerous friends and several faculty members while on campus last week; although, there is presently no indication of either individual symptoms or widespread illness."


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The district says its schools are cleaned and sanitized daily — a practice which has been increased. Hand sanitizer stations have also been added around campus, the district says.


Finally, Eanes ISD explained that it does not want children to attend school if they are ill.


Eanes ISD says there are currently no plans to close schools in response to this or cancel school-sponsored travel at this time.


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