COVID Response

  • COVID-19 Symptoms:

    In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, consider the following question:

    Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for them?

    Cough

    Sore throat

    Shortness of breath

    Loss of taste or smell

    Difficulty breathing

    Shaking or exaggerated shivering

    Chills

    Diarrhea

    Significant muscle pain or ache

    Feeling feverish

    Headache

    Fever of 100or higher

    Fatigue

    Congestion or runny nose

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

     

    Student Re-Entry Protocols

     

    Lab-Confirmed Positive Case:

    Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 must notify the campus principal and will not be allowed to return until the student meets the conditions for re-entry below:

    • at least one day (24 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
    • The student has improvement in symptoms; and
    • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

    Symptoms Without a Lab Confirmed Positive:

    Any student who has symptoms of COVID-19, (see symptom list on the following page in the definition section), must notify the principal and will not be allowed to return until the student meets the conditions for re-entry below:

    • at least one day (24 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
    • the student has improvement in symptoms; and
    • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

     

    OR

     

    If a student has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay-at-home period, the student must either:

    • obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the student for return based on alternative diagnosis; or
    • obtain an acute infection test (at a physician’s office, approved testing location, or other site) that comes back negative for COVID-19.

    Health Department Determines Close Contact with Lab-Confirmed Positive

    Any student who is determined by the health department to have close contact with an individual lab-confirmed with COVID-19 may elect to transition to virtual learning in order to self-isolate in accordance with the recommendations from the health department. Close contact is defined by the health department and Beaumont ISD will not make determinations regarding close contact.

     

    Notice Procedures

    Upon receipt of information that a student has symptoms of COVID-19, has a lab-confirmed positive test of COVID-19, or has had a close contact with COVID-19, the principal must immediately complete the COVID-19 reporting form and contact the district COVID liaison in order to allow for collaboration with the health department to ensure staff and student safety.

    As a reminder, unless required by law, BISD will not disclose the identity of any student with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed diagnosis.

     

    Staff Re-Entry Protocols

     

    Lab-Confirmed Positive Case:

    Any employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 must notify their supervisor and will not be allowed to return until the employee meets the conditions for re-entry below:

    • at least one day (24 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
    • The employee has improvement in symptoms; and
    • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

    Symptoms Without a Lab Confirmed Positive:

    Any employee who has symptoms of COVID-19, (see symptom list on the following page in the definition section), must notify their supervisor and will not be allowed to return until the student meets the conditions for re-entry below:

    • at least one day (24 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
    • the employee has improvement in symptoms; and
    • at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

     

    OR

     

    If an employee has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay-at-home period, the employee must either:

    • obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the employee for return based on alternative diagnosis; or
    • obtain an acute infection test (at a physician’s office, approved testing location, or other site) that comes back negative for COVID-19.

    Health Department Determines Close Contact with Lab-Confirmed Positive

    Any employee who is determined by the health department to have close contact with an individual lab-confirmed with COVID-19 may elect to transition to virtual learning in order to self-isolate in accordance with the recommendations from the health department. Close contact is defined by the health department and Beaumont ISD will not make determinations regarding close contact.

     

    Notice Procedures

    Upon receipt of information that a student has symptoms of COVID-19, has a lab-confirmed positive test of COVID-19, or has had a close contact with COVID-19, the supervisor must immediately complete the COVID-19 reporting form and contact their human resource manager in order to allow for collaboration with the health department to ensure staff and student safety.

    As a reminder, unless required by law, BISD will not disclose the identity of any student with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed diagnosis.

     

    Operational Response

    • Close off areas that are heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case (student, teacher, or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus. No facility will be closed more than five days.
    • Notice will be provided via call-out, social media and email to all teachers, staff and families of all students in a school if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participate in any on-campus activities
    • Closure for cleaning cannot exceed five days