Update: Lubbock ISD reports COVID-19 exposures at nine campuses

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Updated to include Parsons Elementary School

(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Lubbock ISD released information concerning an additional COVID-19 exposure at Parsons Elementary School and Roberts Elementary School.

LUBBOCK, Texas — On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Lubbock Independent School District released information concerning COVID-19 exposures at seven additional campuses.

Those campuses are Estacado High School, Coronado High School, Smith Elementary School, Wester Elementary School, Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, Cavazos Middle School and Hodges Elementary School.

In several emails that were sent to parents, LISD said “we are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing.”

Back on Wednesday, LISD confirmed COVID-19 exposures at Honey Elementary School and Guadalupe Elementary School.

During the weekly City of Lubbock virtual press conference on Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo said there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school district [at the time]. 

You can visit the Lubbock ISD COVID-19 resource page by clicking here.


Good afternoon, Smith Elementary School families,

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Smith.

We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. The CDC defines COVID-19 close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask; or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually as soon as possible by Lubbock ISD Health Services.

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the Texas Education Agency, University Interscholastic League, and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


Good afternoon, Estacado High School families,

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Estacado.
We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. The CDC defines COVID-19 close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask; or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually as soon as possible by Lubbock ISD Health Services.

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the Texas Education Agency, University Interscholastic League, and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


Good afternoon, Coronado High School families,

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Coronado.
We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. The CDC defines COVID-19 close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask; or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually as soon as possible by Lubbock ISD Health Services.

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the Texas Education Agency, University Interscholastic League, and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


Good evening, Wester Elementary School families,

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Wester.

We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. The CDC defines COVID-19 close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask; or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually as soon as possible by Lubbock ISD Health Services.

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the Texas Education Agency, University Interscholastic League, and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


Good evening, Roscoe Wilson Elementary School families,

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Roscoe Wilson. Due to HIPAA privacy protection regulations, we cannot release the identity of the person(s), classroom(s), and grade level(s) involved. 

We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) defines COVID-19 close contact as being within six feet of an infected person for a duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing proper facial protection; or being directly exposed to infectious secretions like a cough or sneeze. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually when contact tracing is concluded by Lubbock ISD Health Services or the City of Lubbock Health Department. 

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the TEA, University Interscholastic League, and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


Good evening, Parsons Elementary School families, 

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Parsons. Due to HIPAA privacy protection regulations, we are unable to release the identity of the person(s), classroom(s), or grade level(s) involved in this situation.

We are confident the exposure risk due to close contact is minimal because of our protocols requiring the wearing of proper face coverings (covers nose and mouth) for students, teachers, staff, and administrators; and social distancing. We adhere to Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) definition of COVID-19 close contact: In general, close contact is defined as: a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomology may affect this determination. Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test. Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually when contact tracing is concluded by Lubbock ISD Health Services or the City of Lubbock Health Department. 

As a precautionary measure and in the spirit of transparency, we are providing this information so you can closely monitor the health of your family members. These are symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by TEA:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea or vomiting

Due to the minimal exposure risk, face-to-face instruction will continue on campus, but students are reminded to take home their Chromebooks and IPads if the need arises to temporarily switch to at-home instruction. 

Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the TEA, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.


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