HAYS COUNTY, Texas - The Hays CISD community was informed that two of the positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Hays County have ties to Carpenter Hill Elementary. The school district sent the letter out on Tuesday, March 24.
According to the letter, the two positive cases are among individuals who live in different households with people connected to Carpenter Hill Elementary.
"We do not believe anyone who has actually tested positive for coronavirus was on campus immediately prior to spring break or within the virus incubation period of 14 days," the letter from Tim Savoy, Chief Communication Officer for Hays CISD says. "However, out of an abundance of caution and because of the household connections to Carpenter Hill, we notified all Carpenter Hill parents and staff of this development. The Hays County Health Department believes there is a very low risk of transmission to people at Carpenter Hill."
Hays CISD plans to update their community up to Friday, March 27 of any new positive cases connected to any of their campuses. The letter says that after March 27, the school district will be out of the 14-day incubation window for the virus, making new positive cases moot in connection with their schools.
Schools within Hays CISD has been out since March 13.
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