Communicable Disease Procedures and Protocols

  • Humble ISD has measures in place to protect students, staff and visitors. The district enjoys a close working relationship with health officials and continually monitors events including Flu season, Enterovirus D68, and Ebola Virus. Humble ISD follows Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations regarding communicable disease protocols.

    For the well-being of students and staff, Humble ISD:

    • Trains nurses to keep a close watch on any student who comes to the clinic with fever or flu-like symptoms. School nurses exclude students from school attendance according to Guidelines from the Department of State Health Services.

    • Routinely cleans campuses with sanitizers and viruscides. Custodial services uses a product that is effective against multiple-disease causing viruses and bacteria, including Staph, Salmonella, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus and Escherichia coli, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Influenza A2/Japan, HBV and HIV-1.

    • Operates an Humble ISD Police Department trained and equipped in Infectious Disease Procedures and Protocol.

    • Adheres to Spill Kit Procedures and Universal Precautions on Humble ISD buses.

    • Continually educates students, staff, and community members about the importance of frequent hand washing; covering a cough or sneeze; not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; staying home when sick, and other measures to prevent the spread of all communicable disease.

    • Prevents the spread of rabies through a specified Bat Reporting and Removal Procedure.

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    How families can help:
    • Keep sick children home until symptoms resolve, getting medical care when necessary, and reinforcing frequent hand washing and cough/sneeze etiquette.
    • Consider getting a flu shot.