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COVID-19 Positive or Direct Contact with COVID-19 Protocols

San Angelo ISD stays in frequent communication with state and local leaders regarding COVID-19 protocols. Below are SAISD’s COVID-19 protocols.

*Protocols are subject to change based on state and/or local guidance.  

If a student has been lab confirmed to have COVID-19 OR has been in direct contact with someone who was lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Positive for COVID-19:

  • Student does not report to school or participate in other school activities.
  • Parent notifies the school and provides a copy of the positive COVID-19 testing note to the school nurse. Student receives instruction through Schoology and is not counted absent if connects daily.
  • Student may return to campus after 10 days  have passed from positive test result or symptom onset; AND the student has improvement in symptoms; AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever reducing medications (ex:Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.) vomiting, or diarrhea, AND released by the health department. 
  • Teachers, staff and families on campus will be notified of confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Parent must contact campus nurse prior to sending student back to school.

Direct Contact with COVID-19 Student or Staff Member:

  • Student does not report to school or participate in other school activities.
  • Student receives instruction through Schoology and is not counted absent if connects daily.
  • Student may return to school 14 calendar days from last point of contact with the positive COVID-19 individual. 
  • Contact primary care physician for guidance. 

Direct contact is defined as:

  • being directly exposed to infection secretions (e.g., being coughed on) OR
  • being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield.
  • certain factors may determine whether exposure occurred: whether both people were wearing a mask, ventilation, presence of dividers, and symptoms present.

If direct contact was a result of in-person instruction, students will be asked questions about direct contact based on close proximity based on class seating charts.  

* The infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.