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Denison ISD warns parents that student with COVID-19 was on campus

Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM CDT
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) - Parents of students at Denison ISD got an email Thursday, informing them that a student tested positive for COVID-19.

The student was on campus, and did come into contact with other students.

“To our family it’s very real because of the health risk involved, and for people to minimize this or try to make it political, it’s just astounding to me” said one parent.

The letter states that the student was at the Denison high school campus on Friday, July 31.

All students and faculty that came into contact with the infected student were notified, according to the letter.

“We were told everything (classes, extracurricular activities) could be done virtually, but then we found out a few days into band camp that they (Denison ISD) were going to require not just band, but all UIL students to attend the corresponding classes and practices in person” said a concerned parent, who wanted to be kept anonymous.

She said her son is in band and was told he had to attend practice in person.

“And now, we’re being notified that at band camp- in which the middle school, high school, and all the parents of all those students were at Munson stadium on Saturday- there was a person with COVID who was positive” she said.

She believes that her son could have come into contact with the infected student, if she had taken him to practice like she was told.

Denison ISD chose not to speak on this, but said that anyone with concerns please reach out to the campus of the school their child attends.

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