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Bowie High School student tests positive for COVID-19

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Sept. 21, 2020) — EPISD today learned that a student who had been on campus and had contact with students and staff at Bowie High School tested positive for COVID-19.

As outlined in EPISD’s School Reopening Guidelines, the District has notified all students and personnel who had contact with the infected student and must quarantine for 14 days to monitor for symptoms.

All affected areas of the campus have been disinfected.

“We will continue to monitor the health of our students and staff in our efforts to move forward with instruction and extracurricular activities in a manner that is as safe and secure as possible during this pandemic,” said Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera. “We wish the student a speedy recovery so that he or she can resume the important task of receiving an education.”

To abide by federal privacy laws, EPISD will not disclose the name, gender or any other information of the student.

For information about EPISD’s Reopening Plan and protocols, visit episd.org

Story by Gustavo Reveles