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 08-17-2022

 

Testing for Covid? Link :

COVID information regarding screenings.https://register.txrapidtest.org/
 

Please use the link to go to the entire guidelines for ECISD Health Services.

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.  When one person is sick in the home, keep all persons at home and quarantine until determined there is no active Covid-19 infection in the household.

 

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

Edinburg CISD will continue adjusting quarantine guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates to its COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

 

Close Contact through Proximity and Duration of Exposure: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting from 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date), until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.

 

Exceptions:

  • In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.
  • Student or staff who have had COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months, have recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath).

9/7/2021 Appendices | CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html#contact 2/18

 

SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY

  • If a student is FULLY vaccinated and does NOT have symptoms, the student does not need to quarantine or test for COVID-19. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
  • If a student is FULLY vaccinated and HAS symptoms, they need to quarantine and test for COVID-19. If a PCR* test (3 days after exposure) result is negative, the student may return to school immediately. If rapid antigen test (5 days after exposure) is negative, the student may return on 8th calendar day to

 

 

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY UNVACCINATED

  • If a student is NOT vaccinated, the student must quarantine at home. If a PCR* test (3 days after exposure) result is negative, the student may return to school If rapid antigen test (5 days after exposure) is negative, the student may return on 8th calendar day to school*.
  • If a student is NOT vaccinated, HAS symptoms, and the student does NOT get tested, the student must quarantine at home for 10 calendar days*. Students ending quarantine must be fever-free. have improved symptoms for 24 hours, or with a medical professional note prior to returning to

 

 

*Example Calendar:

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

Date of exposure

Day 0

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Negative test result

Day 7

Return to campus

Day 8

 Day 9

 Day 10

 Day 11

 

ENTIRE CLASSROOM QUARANTINE GRADES (PK3-6TH)

If three (3) or more students in the same classroom have tested positive for COVID-19, all students will be considered close contacts. Refer to guidance above.

 

If You, a student, or staff Tests Positive for COVID-19 tell a healthcare provider about the positive test result.  Stay in contact with your child’s school during their illness.  Your child’s school will arrange learning at home for the duration of the self-isolation. If the illness becomes severe, seek medical attention. To avoid spreading the virus to others, follow CDC recommendations.

  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a mask when around other people if able.

 

If you have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

 

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, you can be around others after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

 

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​

Note that these recommendations do not apply to people with severe COVID-19 or with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised).

 

As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home or place of residence. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home or place of residence, wear a mask. Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils. Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html