Belmar Elementary second grade class quarantined after positive COVID-19 case

VIDEO: Belmar Elementary second grade class quarantined after positive COVID-19 case

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo Public health Department has quarantined the second grade class at Belmar Elementary due to a positive case of COVID-19.

In a statement, Amarillo ISD said that the decision is in line with the health department guidelines the district has been following the whole school year, and that the best chance of avoiding quarantine is by choosing to wear a mask at school.

After a positive case of COVID-19, the Amarillo Public Health Department has quarantined the Belmar Elementary second grade. That decision is in line with Amarillo Public Health Department guidelines that have been in effect in our community and followed by Amarillo ISD this entire school year. The best chance of avoiding quarantine is by choosing to wear a mask at school. Social distancing when possible and the use of desk shields at school may help reduce the number of students quarantined or isolated from COVID exposure.
Amarillo ISD

It’s unknown how many students the quarantine involves.

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