Brazos Elementary closed due to COVID

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Brazos Elementary School has been closed through Friday, Nov. 20, due to COVID-19.

“Due to the number of elementary students and staff who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or were placed into quarantine based on close contact per CDC guidelines, Brazos Elementary School will be closed on Thursday, November 12, 2020 for all staff and students. We will be using that time to deep clean the campus,” Brazos Superintendent Brian Thompson said in a letter to families.

He said learning will be done virtually or by packets until then.

“Starting Friday, November 13, 2020, all students will remain at home and receive instruction either virtually or by packets, if the family does not have reliable internet service. A representative from the Brazos Elementary School will contact you with the packet pick-up schedule.

According to the district’s website, there are 14 active cases in the district including 13 students (one a remote learner) and one staff member. Three other cases are reported as recovered.

Thompson said meals will still be provided to the elementary school students.

“If your child needs a meal during this time, curbside meal pick-up will be available at the Brazos Middle School campus from 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020, through Friday, November 20, 2020.

Brazos Elementary is located in Orchard, just across the line in Fort Bend County.

A check of other public schools in Austin County shows Sealy ISD reporting two active virus cases, both students, and Bellville ISD without any active cases.

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