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COVID-19 Case Reported At Boerne ISD’s Champion HS On Third Day Of School

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A student or staff member at Boerne Independent School District’s Champion High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to district officials.

Boerne reported the case on Friday, two days after the district started the school year with face-to-face instruction.

In a statement, Boerne spokesman Bryan Benway said the district couldn’t comment on the person’s health condition, but the individual who tested positive will be required to be symptom-free for ten days before returning to the school.

Benway said Champion High School has already begun enhanced sanitation of the areas of the school that had been occupied by the student or staff member. Parents have been notified if their student was exposed to the coronavirus.

Benway said students and staff members exposed to the virus will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

According to a survey published by the district in late July, about 77% of Boerne parents planned on sending their children to school for face-to-face instruction. The district also gave parents the option of starting the school year with virtual learning.

Boerne has two elementary schools in Bexar County, where the local health authority has determined the current level of community spread puts schools at high risk of COVID-19. It recommended schools delay a return to in-person learning.

Camille Phillips can be reached at Camille@tpr.org and on Twitter at @cmpcamille.

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