Four Killeen ISD Students Test Positive For Coronavirus
The Killeen Independent School District has now reported that four students have tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to Hunter King in a report from the Killeen Daily Herald, KISD spokesperson Taina Maya reported the information in an email on Monday.
Bellaire Elementary in Killeen and Venable Village Elementary at Fort Hood both have one active case and Killeen High School has two active cases. According to the district's website, each COVID-19 positive case triggers several notifications, including a deep cleaning and communication to the entire campus population and the Bell County Health Department. Parents will receive the notification via phone, email and text message.
Killeen ISD was the first district in Bell County to return to in-person instruction on August 31st, and the district previously reported that roughly half of the students in the district have returned to class. While students and staff are not screened by school officials for virus symptoms when they arrive to campus each morning, they must pre-screen and avoid coming to school if they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher.
For more information on the KISD's COVID-19 Dashboard and Response Plan click here.