County ISDs deal with COVID-19

   Matagorda County school districts are taking separate and different steps to deal with COVID-19 cases.
   “Given that we have a student and teacher with a confirmed case of COVID, our district will close operations through Friday, Nov. 27 in an effort to slow the potential spread of the virus,” Matagorda ISD announced late last week.
   “The target date for reopening is Monday, Nov. 30.
   “All students are participating in remote learning and teachers will be outreaching them Friday, Nov. 12, and Monday - Friday of the following week. 
   “Updates will be sent to families through our automated phone and text system, as needed.” 
   In addition, the district reported that “School breakfast and lunches are being offered through Linnie Roberts and Bay City Junior High, Monday - Friday from 11-12, at the drive through. 
   “Please do not get out of your car. Both meals will be served at one time.
   Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the school family stay safe and healthy.”
   Bay City ISD is fighting disinformation about COVID-19 cases in the district.
   Addressing Bay City community members, the district announced, also late last week:
   “We are aware of rumors circulating that Bay City ISD has 200 COVID-19 cases. “Those rumors are false. As of noon on Thursday, Nov. 12, BCISD has less than 20 total active cases among staff and students across the district. 
   “There were also rumors that the district will be virtual only until January. Once again, these rumors are false. 
   “We are working hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in BCISD.”
   Van Vleck School Superintendent John O’Brien also said, “Since August, VVISD has had 9 adults and 2 students test positive. All from outside sources.”

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