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2021-22 Disease Mitigation Guidelines

 

2021-22

Disease Mitigation Guidelines

Disease Mitigation Guidelines apply to all Frisco ISD students and staff, including those who have previously tested positive or been vaccinated for COVID-19.

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Protocols for Screening, Isolation and Quarantine

General

Definitions

Screening Protocols

Isolation Protocols

Student or Staff Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine Protocols

Reporting and Notification Protocols

Reporting Protocols

Notification Protocols

Protocols for Campus Closures

Protocols for Face Coverings

Protocols for Campus Visitors

General

Protocols for Hand Washing/Sanitizing

General

Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations

Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting

General

Daily Cleaning

Additional Cleaning Measures for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus

Additional Measures for Disease Mitigation

General

Campus Measures

Ventilation

Protocols for Screening, Isolation and Quarantine 

General

All students and staff are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily and individuals who present with symptoms will be separated and may be sent home.

Definitions

Screening Protocols

Isolation Protocols

Student or Staff Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms

If a student or staff member displays symptoms of COVID-19, the school nurse will conduct a clinical evaluation to determine if the symptoms are consistent with COVID-19.  Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is defined as:

If a nurse determines that the student or staff member is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the individual will be  separated from others and sent home to quarantine. Students should be picked up within 30 minutes and no later than 1 hour from the time the campus contacted the student’s parent/guardian.

Other students may be removed from the classroom and taken to an alternate location on campus (e.g. go on a walk outside, move to a different classroom, etc.) so that the classroom can be disinfected.

Quarantine Protocols

Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, or displayed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as determined by the school nurse, will be required to quarantine.

Review these calendar scenarios to see when a quarantined student or staff member can return to school.

Campus staff who report close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test every other day for 10 days after the close contact. Staff should provide proof of each negative test to their supervisor. Staff who do not test will be required to quarantine for 10 days  using available leave.

While students are not required to quarantine unless they have tested positive or are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, parents may choose to keep their students home as a result of a positive classroom notification. Absences will be excused up to 10 calendar days from the last date the positive individual was on campus.

Reporting and Notification Protocols

Reporting Protocols

Notification Protocols

Protocols for Campus Closures

Immediate closure and subsequent reopening of Frisco ISD campuses during periods of elevated disease  activity may be necessary throughout the 2021-22 school year in order to maintain healthy school environments for Frisco ISD students and staff.

The necessity for a campus closure will be determined by the illness-related absence rate. If 15% or more of a campus’ student population is absent for two consecutive days  as the result of personal illness, the District may close a campus for a minimum of two days for disinfecting and to allow for illness-related absences to subside. The District will reevaluate the situation each evening to determine whether the closure should be extended.

Parents will be notified each evening prior to a school day that their campus is closed. Subsequent decisions to extend the closure or reopen the campus will be communicated each evening prior to a school day.

Protocols for Face Coverings

Although masks are not required, they are suggested for all individuals regardless of vaccination status while on campus or on buses.

Protocols for Campus Visitors

General

Campuses will utilize virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors when possible.

Protocols for Hand Washing/Sanitizing

General

Frequent disinfection and hand sanitization will ensure health and wellness of students and staff.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations

Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting 

General

Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will promote a healthy learning and work environment for students and staff.

Daily Cleaning

Additional Cleaning Measures for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus

Additional Measures for Disease Mitigation

General

Additional measures will be taken to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Campus Measures

Ventilation

Frisco ISD Disease Mitigation Guidelines • Updated 9/29/2021