WINK, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – In a letter posted on the school district’s website, Wink ISD confirmed one student has tested positive for COVID-19.
While there are no staff members that have tested positive at this time, one individual is self quarantining due to being in close contact with a confirmed case.
You can read the letter to the district below.
Dear Parents and Staff,
Wink-Loving ISD has been notified that a student who attends Wink
Elementary has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The campus will be deeply sanitized and although schools have been closed
since March 6th and remain closed at this time, all District employees and
students are instructed to continue to follow CDC guidelines and
recommendations and to practice social distancing.
Based on the information that we have gathered, it has been determined that
the end of the 14-day incubation period for anyone possibly exposed to the
student at school has already ended. Therefore, it is possible that the
student did not contract the virus until after district campuses closed.
However, out of an abundance of caution, we advise you to monitor your
health, follow the CDC guidelines for people who have had close contact
and contact your primary care physician if you develop symptoms.
Wink-Loving ISD is continuing to monitor this situation and will provide
additional information as needed. We hope for a successful recovery for
our district student. Please keep our community and all those affected in
your thoughts and prayers.