Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Grand Saline Independent School District

September 13, 2020

Press release from Grand Saline ISD on current COVID-19 cases in the school district.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In keeping with Grand Saline ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families and community members that a student who was confirmed to have COVID-19 was present at the Middle School on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Also, a district employee was confirmed to have COVID-19 was present in the district on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individuals 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 Middle School and GSISD 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);

- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or

- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
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.
GSISD requires all staff and students to wear face coverings at school except by Governor’s exception. We still ask that all students regardless of age wear face coverings.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 903-962-7546 or by email at


Micah Lewis