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Statement from BISD:
Earlier today Beaumont ISD received notice that a West Brook student attending band practice tested positive for COVID-19. The student last participated on August 3, 2020 and all students that were present at practice with the student identified as positive for COVID-19 have received individual notices of potential exposure.
In accordance with UIL guidelines, Beaumont ISD has implemented rigorous health screening, social distancing, and sanitization practices for all band practices. As such, CDC guidance provides that the risk of students contracting COVID-19 from the infected student is low. Nevertheless, in order to safeguard the health and of our students, summer band practice will be suspended until August 18, 2020, in an abundance of caution. The limited areas accessed by the student diagnosed with COVID-19 are currently closed for deep cleaning.
While all students are permitted to participate in summer band practices, participation in summer band practice is strictly voluntary and the health and safety of our students and community is our top priority. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through these challenges and continue to support our Beaumont ISD community.