COVID UPDATE: CISD announces additional cases this week
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Milam County are currently at 463 as testing continues throughout the county.
Cameron Independent School District announced early this week that four more cases have been identified in the district.
Milam County Judge Steve Young said Friday morning that one new case of the virus were confirmed on Thursday. One person was discharged from the hospital, but there were five new probable cases.
Young said that on Thursday in Cameron, 28 individuals were tested and four were positive.
Confirmed cases in the county are 463 with 21 active cases as of Friday morning.
Young reminds everyone to wear your mask when you are out in public to protect yourself and those you come in contact with.
“If you attend a Milam County football game you must wear a mask at all times,” Young reminded everyone. “The UIL will sanction our schools if the fans don’t cooperate and strict enforcement rules have been laid out, including forfeiture of the right to play. Ninety percent of those that attend are wearing a mask, but a few are not. Let’s don’t be the cause of our schools not getting to play. Do you part and wear a mask.”
Young reported last week that a child has also come down with COVID-19 related Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome.
He reported last Thursday night that the adolescent came down with the virus-related syndrome. It is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19 and can cause different body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired.
Cameron ISD has announced that one employee in the district’s maintenance department and two employees in the district’s transportation department have tested positive for COVID-19.
These individuals were at work on Sept. 2, 3, and 4.
A student at Yoe High also tested positive for the virus. That student was last on campus Sept. 1.
CISD Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles said in a letter to parents on Tuesday that the local health department has begun case investigations and will contact anyone determined to be in close contact with those people. All students and staff that came in contact with those individuals will be directly notified. Those in contact will remain off campus for 14 days to ensure they do not have the virus.
Sprinkles asks that everyone please continue to watch for the symptoms of COVID-19 and please do not come to work or class if you think you may have the virus.
You can contact your student’s campus or visit www.cameronisd.net for more information.
Free COVID testing is going on around the county.
Testing is on Monday in Rockdale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station, 1700 Brazos; on Tuesday in Milano from 8 a.m. to noon at the Milano Fire Station, 203 E. US 79; and in Gause from 12:30-3 p.m. at Gause Fire Station, 110 E. Gause Blvd.; in Cameron on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cameron Fire Station, 1501 N. Travis; and in Buckholts on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire station at 111 W. Main Street.