WOCCISD Superintendent Harris tests positive for Coronavirus

Published 9:20 am Friday, May 15, 2020

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West Orange-Cove CISD Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris has confirmed to The Orange Leader and also to the school district that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Harris remains positive about the situation.
“I did test positive for the coronavirus,” Thank goodness, I did not get sick like so many other folks.”
According to Harris, everything has been going smoothly.
“The doctor said I had the virus antibodies in my blood and said at some point I had it and was able to recover,” said Harris. “My family and I remained quarantined until my next test returns to determine whether or not I am still contagious.”
Harris said his family remains fine.
“None of my family have shown any symptoms but we are quarantined for precaution,” said Harris.
Harris had no idea until he was getting prepared for a surgery.
“I found out when I was getting my pre-op for Achilles surgery,” said Harris.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following:
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get emergency medical attention immediately:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face.