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111620 notification

Notification of confirmed COVID-19 case at HJM
Posted on 11/16/2020

In keeping with district practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all students, staff and guests that a symptomatic HJM student has tested positive for COVID-19The student was on the HJM campus on Thursday, 11/12/2020. HJM Elementary was informed on 11/16/2020 resulting in immediate sanitation and E Misting of impacted areas.   The campus administration and nurse conducted a thorough investigation and notified any “close contacts”. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her. 

A new Education Task Force has been created to provide guidance for schools in cases such as these. The Bexar County Region 8 public health authority will conduct an investigation by making contact with the individual and any “close contacts”. “Close Contact” is defined as “direct exposure to infectious secretions such as being coughed on or being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes”. Region 8 phone calls will have a (210) area code.  Close contacts will be monitored to ensure they do not have the virus so that there will not be any further spread. Students in self- isolation will remote into their Google-Classroom for virtual instruction, daily. 

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

Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit


Cough, or Difficulty breathing or, Shortness of breath


Chills or shaking or exaggerated shivering

Diarrhea, or Vomiting, or Abdominal pain

Loss of taste or smell

Significant muscle pain or ache

Congestion or runny nose, or sore throat

This list does not represent every possible symptom.

If you or any member of the HJM Elementary community begins to experience any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the HJM community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting the HJM main office at (361) 552-5253

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the district office at 361-552-9728 or visit our website at www.calcoisd.org.