August 16, 2020

MISD Parents & Staff,

It has been brought to my attention that a Meridian HS student who was at band practice has tested positive for COVID 19.  The student was last on campus on August 10, 2020 and has not returned since. 

In accordance with state and national guidance, any person who attended band practices the week of August 10 should monitor their health for signs or symptoms of COVID and contact their primary health care physician if they develop symptoms.  

MISD is currently contacting those individuals who may have had close contact with the individual.  Close contact is currently defined as (1) being directly exposed to infectious secretions; or (2) being within six feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes.  Factors such as masks and dividers may affect the determination of close contact.

MISD has taken steps to sanitize areas that may have been accessed by the individual and will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information as needed.    Given the amount of time that has passed and extra measures that have been taken, band practice will resume on Monday, August 17.

If you have questions, please contact me by phone at 254-435-2081 or by email at

Thank you!

Kim Edwards

MISD Superintendent