LOCKNEY – The Lockney ISD Superintendent announced a substantial COVID-19 outbreak amongst students and staff within the schools.
The following is the message from Superintendent Jim Baum:
We are officially experiencing our most significant COVID outbreak to date.
We have 6 active cases among our high school students and 1 active staff member at the Elementary.
The contact tracing circle is significant with this outbreak. As of now, we have approximately 75 students and 4 adults quarantined as a result of exposure at the high school campus.
The Junior High has 4 students and 2 staff members quarantined for exposure.
The Elementary school has 6 students quarantined with 1 of those students being ill but not yet tested. The one active staff member case is at the Elementary.
As you can imagine, it will take a wide net to catch all of the folks who have been exposed.
For safety reasons, we are going to close all campuses to our students Tuesday. We will use this time to complete our contact tracing and provide opportunity for further testing. We will also be deep cleaning our campuses. Each principal will communicate their expectations for their teachers.
Elementary and Junior High students will return to campus on Wednesday, October 14.
High School students will begin REMOTE studies on Wednesday, October 14.
We will be sharing more information as it becomes available.