Cleaning crews dressed in full protective suits entered Tadlock Elementary School in Frisco on Monday, hours after the district sent an email to parents letting them know the father of at least one student at the school tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Frisco ISD is currently working with the Collin County Health Department and Denton County Public Health on additional steps to help contain further exposure to our community for when our students return to school from spring break," the email read. "We encourage our families to keep children at home when they are sick or experiencing a fever."
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Students are currently on spring break.
"I'm shocked that it's here, that it's in my daughter's school," said Brittany Garcia whose 9-year-old daughter is a fourth-grader at Tadlock. "I didn't expect it to be here this soon."
Garcia said she was concerned that the school held an open house last Wednesday with hundreds of parents and students.
"At open house, people are shaking hands, giving hugs," she said.
The Coleman family lives across the street from Tadlock Elementary. They spoke to NBC 5 as they were leaving for a camping trip.
"We live in a diverse neighborhood where a lot of parents travel for a living, so it's not surprising with the international travel that I'm sure happens that someone would be exposed to it," Valerie Coleman said. "I personally think it's a matter of being more cautious than fearful."
Frisco ISD said it expected more cases to be reported as testing for Corona virus ramped up across the country.
"I don't have a great fear that the whole community is going to catch it," Coleman said. "But awareness is important."