Houston High School announces first COVID-19 case

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Houston High School parents were sent a letter via email announcing there is a case of the coronavirus at the high school.

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The letter stated:

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September 2, 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian of [students’ name],

Today (9/2) we were informed that a student has tested positive for COVID-19 at Houston High School. All students who were possible close contacts have been notified by school administration. Based on our investigation of the 9/2 Positive Student Case, your child was NOT considered to be a possible close contact while at school or any GMSD-sponsored activities.

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the regular seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing. Some people with coronavirus have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Families that have any questions about symptoms or are worried that their children are experiencing symptoms should reach out directly to Colleen Cheatham, our GMSD Lead Nurse or Rachel Smith, our Houston High School Nurse.