Current COVID-19 Cases in GSISD

January 25, 2021

Dear Parent,
In keeping with Grand Saline ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families and community members that 2 district staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. One staff member was last on campus January 8 and the other staff member was last on campus on January 20. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify them.
We are working closely with the local health department on this matter. After careful review, we have determined that the COVID-positive individuals came into close contact with a limited number of people who will self-isolate based on health department standards. Operations at the schools will continue as usual and we will keep you apprised of further updates.
While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

- Temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;

- Sore throat;

- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline); o Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or

- New onset of severe headache, especially with afever.

If you or any member of the Grand Saline ISD community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician.
At this time, we have had a total of 84 confirmed cases in GSISD - 44 staff members and 40 students. Active cases as of today are 2 staff and 0 student. We have a dashboard on our website so the Grand Saline community can quickly see the status of our COVID-19 situation. We will update as information changes.

GSISD requires all staff and students to wear face coverings at school except by Governor’s exception. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 903-962-7546 or by email



Micah Lewis Superintendent