Boerne Independent School District reopened campuses on Wednesday to roughly 80 percent of its students. On Friday, the district confirmed someone at Champion High School tested positive for coronavirus.

The district said it would not comment on the health condition of individuals. If a staff member or student has a suspected, presumptive, or confirmed COVID-19 case, Boerne ISD will send the person home immediately and deny them entry into the building, according to district protocol.

The district will direct the employee or student who tested positive to follow public health guidelines, which include a possible quarantine and a required symptom-free period before returning to school.

Others who may have been exposed to coronavirus have been identified and notified, and the district will sanitize any areas of the building where the person with the positive test spent time.

Boerne ISD is headquartered in Kendall County but has two campuses in Bexar County. Champion High School is in Kendall County. In mid-July, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District attempted to bar any Bexar County campuses from reopening before Labor Day because of the health conditions at the time.

Guidance from Gov. Greg Abbott rendered Metro Health powerless to issue closure orders. Earlier this month, the health authority rescinded its initial order while still urging districts to follow its recommendation.

BISD was the first local district to reopen campuses. Most other districts plan to keep campuses closed until at least after Labor Day. Comal ISD will open campuses when school starts later in August.

Emily Donaldson

Emily Donaldson reports on education for the San Antonio Report.