The first day of school for TASD is August 26 but over the weekend, the school district was notified that one of their students tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). 

In a press release, school officials stated that they have not received any reports of other students or staff members experiencing illnesses with symptoms resembling those of coronavirus. The Texarkana Arkansas School District COVID-19 Response Team works with the Arkansas Department of Health in determining onsite response levels when a positive case is confirmed.

Upon learning of the positive case, immediate actions were taken in accordance with guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health, which included canceling activities to prevent the spread of the virus and notifying persons in close contact. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical providers to report their illnesses prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital.

Parents of students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or staff exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are asked to contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 1-800-462-0599 for guidance. The TASD COVID-19 Response Team is closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more.

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