BISD confirms district employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Brownsville, Texas (KVEO)—The Brownsville Independent School District confirms that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement, the employee works in the finance, payroll and maintenance department.

Even though the district says they are not aware of any other employees in the department that have tested postive, they will be closing the finance and payroll office from June 10 through June 12.

The maintenance department will remain open due to the affected employee working outside of the office, however, the areas that he or she visited will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, according to the district.

The employees from these departments are being told to get tested for COVID-19 by the district. The employees may not return to work until they are screened and have tested negative.

“There are various testing facilities throughout the City and County and employees may utilize any of those testing sites; however, we are encouraging employees to contact btx cares at https://btxcares.com to set up an appointment to be tested,” the statement said.

The district encourages their employees to watch out for the following symptoms:

1. Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

2.      Chills, Repeated trembling with chills

3.      Headache, Muscle Pain, Sore throat

4.      Red eyes

5.      Headache, Sore throat

6.      Diarrhea

7.      Feeling feverish or a temperature measure greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

“BISD is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as needed and hope for a speedy recovery for their staff members.”

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