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MHS Lab Confirmed COVID Case

Posted Date: 09/14/2020

MHS Lab Confirmed COVID Case

MHS Lab Confirmed COVID Case

September 14, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In keeping with MISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying all student families that a student, who was lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 was present on the high school campus on September 11, 2020. Due to privacy requirements, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her.

To give the local health department time to conduct this investigation and notify those who have potentially been infected, as well as clean affected areas, Malakoff High School will be closed until September 15, 2020. Students and staff will return to campus on September 15, 2020. Students who have been determined to have been in close contact will be notified by the high school today. We will keep you apprised of further updates.

While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher value when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline.)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If any member of the high school community does begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. We encourage anyone in the high school community who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school by contacting the principal. We would like to remind everyone again, if you are sick please stay home. Thank you for your patience in these trying times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your campus principal or visit our website at


Don Layton,