3 Memorial students test positive for COVID

Published 3:52 pm Thursday, August 12, 2021

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Port Arthur Independent School District is informing staff and students that three Memorial High School students tested positive for COVID-19.

The news came Thursday, the second day of the 2021-2022 school year.

According to information from the district, immediate steps were implemented in their emergency response plan to minimize the impact.

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The district will sanitize and disinfect the campus to keep employees and students healthy and safe.

Actions take by the district, according to its social media announcement, include:

  • The students have been quarantined.
  • PAISD has communicated directly with specific employees and students whoa are believed to have come in contact directly with these three students.
  • PAISD will follow the latest CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting facilities, including the use of ventilating fans and open doors/windows to increase air circulation in the school.
  • PAISD will continue to emphasize the necessity to wear masks and maintain social distancing to all extents possible.
  • PAISD will continue to encourage al eligible students and staff members to vaccinate themselves to help protect them from the impact of the virus.

For more information, call 409-984-4000 or email melissa.oliva@paisd.org