COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
Posted on 01/06/2021
Health

Please reach out to Amanda Lyons, RN, via phone at 979-764-5870 or email at alyons@csisd.org with any questions or concerns!  

Please read below for help in knowing what to do if you or your child has been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are not sure if you should send your child to school.

DEFINITION OF CLOSE CONTACT

For the purposes of COVID-19 transmission and in accordance with our local health authority’s guidance, close contact is defined as:

  • Anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes without a face covering ; or
  • Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a face covering);

If either of the above occurred at any time in the last 14 days while the individual was infectious. The infectious period is defined as starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.


Will CSISD require parents to notify the school if their child tests positive for COVID-19?

Yes, students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 should call or email the campus nurse as soon as possible. Please reach out to Amanda Lyons, RN, via phone at 979-764-5870 or email at alyons@csisd.org

Will CSISD require parents to notify the school if their child was in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?

Yes, students and staff who have come into close contact, as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should call or email the campus nurse as soon as possible. Please reach out to Amanda Lyons, RN, via phone at 979-764-5870 or email at alyons@csisd.org

WHAT IF A STUDENT GETS COVID-19?

PROCEDURE

  1. Student’s parent reports information to campus principal
  2. Student begins quarantine at onset of symptoms or upon positive test results (if asymptomatic)
  3. Unless 3 days have passed since the student was on campus, all classrooms and other areas heavily used by the student will be closed off and sanitized immediately
  4. The school nurse will:
  1. Conduct contact tracing related to student’s presence in the school setting and notify any close contact of the need to quarantine for 14 days
  2. Notify the Director of Student Services, who notifies the Brazos County Health District
  3. Ensure that all individuals at the location/campus of a lab-confirmed case receive notification of the lab-confirmed positive case in accordance with ADA, HIPPA and FERPA regulations
  1. Student will not be counted as absent as long as they engage in instruction each day while quarantined (as they are medically able)
  2. Student follows return to school guidelines as detailed in the CSISD Mitigation & Response Plan 
  3. Family communicates with school nurse, and student returns to school after cleared by their physician

WHO HAS TO QUARANTINE?

Any person who through the process of contact tracing was determined to be in close contact will need to quarantine for 14 days:

  1. Anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes without a face covering ; or
  2. Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a face covering);

If either of the above occurred at any time in the last 14 days while the individual was infectious. The infectious period is defined as starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

  1. If the student was wearing their face covering appropriately and consistently, no individuals would be required to quarantine for 14 days.
  2. If any individuals were determined to have been in close contact, they will be notified separately in accordance with HIPPA and ADA requirements. Those individuals would be required to quarantine for 14 days.
  3. Until cleared by their physician to return to on-site learning, a student may continue to engage in instruction each day and be counted present for attendance purposes.
  4. Notification would be made to all individuals in the building in accordance with HIPPA and ADA requirements.

WHAT IF AN EMPLOYEE OR STUDENT HAS SOMEONE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

  1. Students and staff with known close contact to a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to work/school until the end of the 14 day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure if that individual did not experience COVID-19 symptoms during that period.
  2. If the individual experienced symptoms, they must stay at home until the conditions outlined or return to work/school are met.
  3. During the isolation period, individuals should self-monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19:
  1. Check and record their temperature twice a day
  2. Contact a healthcare provider immediately if they:
  1. Feel feverish or have a temperature of 100.0⁰ F or higher
  2. Develop a cough or shortness of breath
  3. Develop mild symptoms like sore throat, muscle aches, tiredness, or diarrhea
  1. Avoid contact with high risk individuals (unless they live in the same home and had same exposure as you)

Please reach out to Amanda Lyons, RN, via phone at 979-764-5870 or email at alyons@csisd.org with any questions or concerns!


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