What if there is a case of COVID-19?
Will parents be told if someone on the campus tests positive for COVID-19?
Yes. Notices will be sent:
a.) to parents if their child was in a class with anyone who tested positive;
b.) to all parents in the school.
The first priority will be identifying and notifying those in the class. Then, the notice to all parents will be sent later that same day after the school has completed class notifications.
Will students who are in class with someone who tests positive be required to stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days?
No. Parents however are the first line of defense when it comes to the health of their children and should keep students home if they are feeling sick, have tested positive, or have close contact with someone who has tested positive and online learning opportunities will be available for these students.
If my child tests positive for COVID-19, when can he or she return to school on campus?
A student may return when at least 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared, symptoms have improved, and the student has no fever without medication for at least 24 hours.
If my child has symptoms of COVID-19 but has not tested positive, when can he or she return to school on campus?
A student who has symptoms but has not been tested can return to school on campus when at least 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared, symptoms have improved, and the student has no fever without medication for at least 24 hours. If the parents want the child to return earlier than the above criteria, they can provide a medical professional's note clearing the child based on a different diagnosis or separate negative acute infection test from a testing location approved by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/), physician's office or other site.
Will adults identified as contacts be immediately permitted back on campus?
The state prohibits adults, including staff and visitors, identified as close contacts from being on campus until the 14-day from exposure period has passed.
If my child has a fever will we be required to get our child tested for COVID-19 and provide the school with documentation of the results?
No, but you will be asked to follow the guidelines for an unconfirmed case with symptoms.
If a student or staff member on campus tests positive for COVID-19, would the building be shut down?
If the person who tested positive has been on campus in the last three days, areas heavily used by the person who tested positive will be closed-off until the area can be cleaned and sanitized. Any person with COVID-19 will stay home until they have met TEA standards for documented recovery. Close contacts will be notified and screened for symptoms. The school could remain open unless there are extenuating circumstances.