One positive, 19 quarantined at Perry Middle School

Asbestos abatement is scheduled to begin May 1 in the first phase of the $10 million Perry Middle School renovation project.

Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks announced Thursday that a Perry Middle School student tested positive for COVID-19.

All students and families in contact with this student have been notified, Wicks said, and 19 students will be quarantined for 14 days in conformity with direction from Dallas County Public Health.

Wicks said that all other students can attend classes as normal.

The Perry Community School District had about 1,800 students enrolled in 2019, with about 500 in the high school. The district’s Return to Learn Plan calls for 100% attendance and features many virus-mitigation tactics, with face masks to become mandatory beginning Monday, Oct. 26.


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