PHS student-athlete tests positive; 21 quarantined Friday

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Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks announced Friday that one Perry High School student-athlete tested positive Dec. 4 for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

All student-athletes and athlete-families in contact with the infected student have been notified, Wicks said, and 21 student-athletes will be quarantined for 14 days in conformity with Dallas County Public Health Department guidance.

“Perry Community School District has a total of four positive cases, which is a rate of .002,” Wicks said. “Very low positivity.”

All other students can attend classes as normal, he said.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected 22 students and three staff members since classes began Aug. 19 in the PCSD, according to records of ThePerryNews.com. The PCSD has not confirmed the accuracy of these totals.

The current population of students and staff in the Perry Community School District numbers about 1,801, including about 1,521 students receiving onsite instruction and about 159 receiving off-site instruction.

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