Q&A -- Updated 9-9-20

  • Self-Screener Questions for Staff and Students

  • Education Rights and Responsibilities During COVID-19 (updated 8/24/20)

  • Remote Learning Roles and Responsibilities -- updated 8/20/20

  • Elementary COVID Procedures -- updated 7/27/20

  • Jr. High COVID Procedures -- updated 7/27/20

  • High School COVID Procedures -- updated 7/27/20

  • JH/HS Locker Room Procedures -- updated 7/28/20

  • Hydration Procedures for Athletes -- updated 7/28/20

  • How will the district minimize exposure on buses? (updated 9/9/20)

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (updated 8/5/20)

  • May I bring a special lunch to my student?

  • When do I have to make a decision about remote vs. on campus learning? (added 7/30/20)

  • Can I change my student's method of learning (remote/on campus)? (added 7/30/20)

  • If my child will be learning remotely, what type of device does he or she need? (added 7/30/20)

  • What is “close contact”? (updated 7/29/20)

COVID-19 Response Protocols
  • Any student or employee experiencing signs or symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection must seek medical attention with their primary care physician and/or urgent care clinic/facility.

    Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
    • Significant muscle pain or ache
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting

     

     Definition of “Close Contact”

    1. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
    2. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomology may affect this determination.

    Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.

     

    Return to School Guidelines

    • In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:
      • at least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
      • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
      • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.
    • If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual must either: (a) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis, or (b) obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/) that comes back negative for COVID-19.