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Letter from Evadale ISD superintendent says 16 students, staff have COVID-19

Right now, 41 people are in quarantine for monitoring

EVADALE, Texas — On Tuesday, Evadale ISD's superintendent issued a letter updating families on the number of active COVID-19 cases in the district. 

According to the online letter from Superintendent Gary Fairchild, the elementary school has two students in quarantine, while the junior high has six active student cases and four active teacher cases. At the junior high campus 21 are in quarantine.

Evadale High School has five active student cases and one active teacher case. 18 people are in quarantine. 

In all, the school has learned of 11 confirmed student cases, five staff members and there are 41 students and staff in quarantine for monitoring.  

The district's classes started again on Monday, October 5 after campuses were closed for deep cleaning on Thursday and Friday due to 'recent occurrences' of positive COVID-19 cases.  

MORE | Read full letter from Evadale ISD 

RELATED: Best friend remembers Evadale teacher whose life was taken by COVID-19

Tia Coleman, a teacher at Evadale Elementary School, died due to complications from the virus on October 1.  

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