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What are the symptoms parents should be screening for prior to sending your student to campus each day?
Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school. The Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Will Alvin ISD parents be required 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 as soon as possible. District communication will be provided to the parents of students who came in contact with the COVID-19 positive student or staff member.
What will the procedure be if someone in my student’s class or school is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19?
When a student has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home.
Students who are ill will be separated from their peers, and should be picked up within 30 minutes and no later than 1 hour from the time the campus contacted the student’s parent/guardian. Students can only be released to an individual who is listed in Skyward as a family member or emergency contact, so please make sure this information is current.
District communication will be provided to the parents of students who came in close contact with a COVID-19 positive student or staff member.
Staff members displaying COVID-19 symptoms will follow district protocols including isolation from students and other staff members.
Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to submit a letter of good health from a physician's office prior to returning to school.
The Superintendent of Schools, the Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Associate Superintendent of Federal Programs, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief of School Safety will work in conjunction to monitor information and data from health authorities, data from internal district operations, and state and local officials in order to determine actions at school facilities in response to community spread of COVID-19.
If a child or teacher in my child’s school tests positive for COVID-19, will my child be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days?
Students who are in close contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive will need to remain home for the duration of the 14 day incubation period. If this event occurs the campus will communicate with the family and review the return to school procedures.
What is considered “close contact”?
Alvin ISD FORWARD 2020 plan refers to “close contact” with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency.
For clarity, close contact is defined as:
- being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield); or
- being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes
if either occurred at any time in the last 14 days at the same time the infected individual was infectious. Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test.
Who should I contact if my child or someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19? (Updated 7/22/20)
Call or email the campus nurse and/or Principal as soon as possible. Students or staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required either to be 72 hours fever free, and 10 days from onset of symptoms, or released to return from a medical provider.