AUSTIN (KXAN) — The new school year may have only started recently, but school districts, colleges and universities are already reporting cases of COVID-19 among students and staff members.

The following places confirmed that the novel coronavirus sickened people in their school communities:

Austin ISD

  • On. Oct. 15, one case of COVID-19 was reported at Kealing Middle School. All the people that person was in contact with quarantined and staff deep-cleaned the areas where that person had been.
  • On Sept. 24, the district reported one COVID-19 case at Barton Hills Elementary school.
  • On Sept. 25, the district reported one COVID-19 case at Bowie High School. As per the district’s protocol, contact tracing was conducted and those who may have been in contact with the person were notified to quarantine. The areas where the person may have been were sanitized, the district said.
  • On Oct. 10, the district sent a letter notifying the Martin Middle School community that someone there tested positive for COVID-19. According to the AISD COVID-19 dashboard, for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, there were six new positive cases including one student, three employees and two ‘others.’ Overall, the district has had 22 positive cases since Sept. 8. You can also find possible exposures information on the dashboard.

Bastrop ISD

Baylor University

Burnet CISD

  • The district reported three positive COVID-19 cases Aug. 27. The district confirms one student at Burnet High School, one student at Bertram Elementary and one staff member at Shady Grove Elementary tested positive. Eight students are being quarantined as a result, due to possible close contact.

Eanes ISD

  • The district launched a COVID-19 dashboard Sept. 17 to track active cases of students or staff who are on campus
  • On Sept. 3 the district confirmed one student at Westlake High School tested positive for COVID-19
  • On. Sept. 10 the district said it confirmed three positive cases at Westlake High School last week and one positive case at West Ridge Middle School this week. The district started in-person learning with a small percentage of students in buildings on Sept. 8. The district is conducting contact tracing protocols.

Fredericksburg ISD


  • Before the new school year began, at least 31 district employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19, though the majority were not working at schools at the time.

Lake Travis ISD

  • On Sept. 23, the district confirmed a teacher at Serene Hills Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. The teacher was last on campus Friday, Sept. 18, the district said.

Leander ISD

  • Leander ISD updates its COVID-19 dashboard each Friday
  • The district said Sept. 22 that one person had tested positive at Reed Elementary School and it is working to notify those who have been in contact with that person.
  • The district said Sept. 15 that 47 Rouse High Schools students and two staff members are quarantined, after sending a letter to families Sept. 14 that someone who was on campus later tested positive.
  • The district announced on Aug. 19 that one of its employees at Akin Elementary School died “from complications due to COVID.”
  • On Sept. 8, Akin Elementary confirmed its second case of COVID-19 but did not say if it was a student or staff member. The school said it contacted workers who may have been in close contact with the person to give them guidance on the next steps, which could include quarantine.
  • On Sept. 11, Leander ISD said there was an additional positive COVID-19 case at Bagdad Elementary School.

Liberty Hill ISD

  • The Liberty Hill ISD director of communications and community relations said Aug. 28 that four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the district —two from Rancho Sierra Elementary and two from the high school. man
  • Two students from the high school have also tested positive.
  • The district updated their safety protocols on Aug. 25, requiring that staff and students wear a mask at all times unless they are eating, at recess or have a disability.

Manor ISD

Marble Falls ISD

  • On Aug. 25, the district reported a student who was positive for COVID-19 had been on campus at Marble Falls High School. Three people quarantined and the portion of the school where the student spent time was cleaned.

Mason ISD

Plugerville ISD

Round Rock ISD

  • Round Rock ISD has a dashboard to track COVID-19 cases
  • The district said one student had tested positive Oct. 13. Seven students were identified as “close contacts” and “there were enough students who were identified that the campus canceled their JV volleyball game.”
  • On Sept. 12, a RRISD spokewoman said an additional staff member at Callison Elementary School reported a positive COVID-19 diagnosis but that there was no need for anyone to self quarantine because there were no close contacts.
  • On Aug. 28, Round Rock ISD reported a worker at its Central Administration offices tested positive for COVID-19. The district said they were there on two different days in August. RRISD said nearly all employees are working from home, so it didn’t have much affect. Those who were in the building in the past two weeks and/or may have come in contact with the person have been alerted, RRISD stated. The district said the time the person was infectious did not correlate with the time they were in the building.
  • On Oct. 6, the Stony Point football and volleyball programs was forced to quarantine for two weeks after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The district games have been rescheduled for later in the 2020 season. Additionally, the Westwood volleyball program is quarantining for 14 days “in an abundance of caution.”

Texas State University

  • Of 338 active cases, 302 are students and 36 are faculty/staff, the Texas State COVID-19 Dashboard shows.
  • As of Aug. 27, the university has had 146 students and 34 faculty or staff test positive since March 1.
  • On Aug. 26, it reported one faculty/staff member and one student tested positive

Thrall ISD

UT Austin

KXAN will keep updating this story, as more information about COVID-19 cases keeps coming to light.

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