COVID-19 Resources and Information

The purpose of this policy (procedure) is to outline the Edinburg CISD’s Health Office return to school guidelines and re-opening of campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines have been carefully considered to address and promote the safety, health, and welfare of our community.  updated 08/26/2022

 

Testing for Covid? Link : https://www.color.com/readycheckgo-texas

 

COVID testing registration 
Parents must register their children to consent for testing if minor is age 17 or younger.

 

Students, faculty, and staff will be highly encouraged to stay home if they are sick.  If an individual/student/visitor presents to school with COVID-19 symptoms, they will need to go home until clearance criteria for school return are met.  

 

Symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Fever 100.4
    • Cough
    • Muscle aches or Joint Pain
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Difficulty breathing or Shortness of Breath
    • Sore throat, Congestion, or Runny Nose
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
 

About Being Exposed to COVID-19

If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. 

 

After Being Exposed to COVID-19

START PRECAUTIONS Immediately

Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed

Start counting from Day 1

  • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19
  • Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure
 
CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS
10 Full Days
You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed
Take Precautions wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public 1
  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask. For travel guidance, see CDC’s Travel webpage.

Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

More about how to protect yourself and others

Watch for symptoms

If you develop symptoms

 

If your test result is positive, follow the isolation recommendations.

 
GET TESTED
Day 6
Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure

Test even if you don’t develop symptoms.

If you already had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, see specific testing recommendations.

 
IF YOU TEST
Negative

Continue taking precautions through day 10

  • Wear a high-quality mask when around others at home and indoors in public

You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed.

 
IF YOU TEST Positive

Isolate immediately

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had no symptoms

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset
 

If you had symptoms

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started
 
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.
 
Ending Isolation
 

End isolation based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were.

 

If you had no symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5.

 

If you had symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5 if:

  • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
  • Your symptoms are improving
  • If you still have fever or your other symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve.
  • If you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing), or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19, or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.
  • If you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you.
  • If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.

 

 

*About negative test results

As noted in the Food and Drug Administration labeling for authorized over-the-counter antigen tests, negative test results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions.