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Updated District Health Guidelines

District Health Guidelines 

 

COVID-19

If a student tests positive for COVID-19

  • Student may not attend school
  • Student remains home for 10 full days from symptom onset. Student may return on day 11 if there are improvement of symptoms and 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications 

 

Sickness Exclusion

GISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or above or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, rash, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, without the use of medication. If it is determined that the child should go home, the staff will contact the parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian cannot be reached, a listed emergency contact will be contacted. When it is determined that the student must go home due to a non-emergent illness/injury, it is the expectation that the student be picked up within the hour of parent/guardian/emergency contact being contacted. For our older students able to drive, parent permission must be obtained via email or fax after contact with the campus clinic, before a student is allowed to drive home.

If the doctor prescribes your child antibiotics, he/she must be on the antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.

These guidelines are followed to prevent the spread of illness to other students.