School district responds to Zika, too

SAN BENITO — The school district is joining city and county officials in doing their part to educate and inform the public about the Zika virus.

This comes a day after the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services announced that a 26-year-old San Benito pregnant woman tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling extensively to Mexico.

While the city and county have been busy on their end, the school district has begun to mow the lawns around campuses.

They have also started applying spray to the marching and practice fields (when not in use), including Bobby Morrow Stadium, and removing any standing water located within the vicinity of the schools.

This is all in the effort to stop the spread of the Zika Virus.

Superintendent Dr. Adrian Vega assured the public yesterday his main concern is the safety of the students.

“We will continue to work closely with city and county officials and make certain to keep our district staff, students and parents informed about the Zika virus by providing them with general information and sharing any updates,” said Vega. “The health and well-being of our students and staff is a top priority for us. As a district, our staff is taking the appropriate steps necessary to keep our students and staff protected.”

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