Widespread Illnesses Force Two Area Schools to Close for the Week
Officials at Wells ISD and Woden ISD have made the decision to shutter the doors of their respective schools for a few days in an attempt to mitigate the spread of illnesses that have been an issue over the past few days.
In a statement on the Wells ISD Facebook page, administrators made the decision to release students today at 1:15. The dwindling numbers of students showing up for classes over the past two days made it apparent that the school needed to be closed for deep cleaning and disinfecting. The post goes on to state that a number of students have been exhibiting symptoms such as cough, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Several students have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week.
Wells ISD will remain closed through Friday and will reopen as normal on Monday, August 30. All athletic events are cancelled through August 30 with games resuming on August 31.
In the statement, Superintendent Jill Gaston advised parents to keep children at home during this time off and not let them mingle with friends and others. Hopefully, this will help bring this spread of illnesses under control.
Likewise, Woden ISD will be closed through Friday. School will resume on Monday, August 30. In their statement on the Woden ISD Facebook page, COVID-19 is not specifically mentioned, however, officials acknowledge that a deep cleaning on campus will be done to help 'mitigate the spread of illness'.
During this closure, Woden will not be having any extracurricular activities or practices. Those will resume on Monday, August 30.