3 Lamar CISD elementary students test positive for COVID-19 after in-person instruction

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
3 Meyer Elementary students test positive for COVID-19
Classes are starting back up and some school districts are already reporting cases of students with COVID-19/

Just one week after students returned to school, Lamar Consolidated ISD is reporting that three students tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in on-campus instruction.

The three students are related and all attend Meyer Elementary, according to the district.

The district said it was informed of the cases on Aug. 31 and it has notified parents and staff.

LCISD also said 28 students have been asked to quarantine out of an abundance of caution.

SEE ALSO: Clear Creek ISD kindergartner tests COVID-19 positive on first day of class

"Over the summer, Lamar CISD created safety protocols in partnership with state and local educational and health officials, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and address any instances of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases," the district said. "Specifically, when a student or employee notifies the District that they have received a positive test result for COVID-19, the District works with the employee or student to identify all individuals who are at-risk for exposure."

Lamar CISD is not the only district with students have tested for COVID-19 recently.

SEE ALSO: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 in last 2 weeks of July, a 40 percent increase

In Clear Creek ISD, a kindergartner at Ross Elementary tested positive after the first day of in-person class. The district also confirmed a staffer at Greene Elementary also has the virus.