McAllen ISD employee tests positive for COVID-19

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McAllen, Texas (KVEO)—The McAllen Independent School District sent a letter to parents on Tuesday confirming that an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the letter, the employee worked at a food preparation site at Sanchez Elementary School from June 22 to the 26.

The district says the individual was never in contact with families and that all personal protective equipment (PPE) was in place at all times.

“Social distancing was adhered to at all times. Aside from never being in contact with the individual, you are reminded that employees who prepare and serve meals wear masks and shields and adhere to more than six feet of separation from all other individuals All employees were checked for temperature at the start of all sessions. All those results were negative” said the letter.

The district says they will continue to follow the Health Department’s direction when it comes to sanitation procedures and is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of the staff, parents and students.

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