With COVID-19 cases continuing to decline and the vaccine more widely available, WISD implemented changes to its disease mitigation practices on June 1, 2021.
|Summer 2021 and Fall 2021|
Effective June 1, 2021, all previous COVID-19 protocols were replaced with the following protocols:
- Face coverings will not be required for staff or students.
- Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask.
- Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules.
- Staff and students will continue to be expected to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
- Parents and employees will continue to be required to report confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to campus administration or their supervisor, but this information will no longer be tracked on a District COVID-19 Dashboard.
- Staff and students with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from the date of symptom onset or positive test if no symptoms.
- Parents/staff will be notified when there is a positive case in their student’s class/staff member’s class or department. In addition to notifying parents/staff when there is a positive case in their student’s class/staff member’s class or department, WISD will take the following actions in accordance with TEA’s School Health Operations Requirements:
- If an individual who has been in a school is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, WISD will notify the local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Upon receipt of information that any teacher, staff member, student, or visitor at a school is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, WISD will submit a report to the Texas Department of State Health Services via an online form each Monday for the prior seven days (Monday-Sunday).
- Staff will not conduct close contact reviews and students and staff will not be required to quarantine for exposure.