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COVID-19 Steps to Care for your Student

For the safety and well-being of the learning environment, San Angelo ISD has created helpful guidelines for families to care for your student during COVID-19. 

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.

  • 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. Student receives instruction through Schoology and is not counted absent if connects daily.
  • Student may return to campus after 10 days (student tests positive) OR  14 days (student is a direct contact) 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.

If a student reports someone at home has symptoms OR someone at home has tested positive.

  • Student does not report to school or participate in other school activities.
  • Parent notifies the school and student continues to receive instruction through Schoology.
  • Contact primary care physician for guidance. 
  • If the household member has symptoms, but does not get tested, contact the school nurse for guidance.
  • Student must remain home until officially released from local health department if family member tests positive.

If a student reports having one or more symptoms that are new to student (does not normally have-asthma, seasonal allergies, etc) of COVID-19 during the school day.

  • Teacher notifies school nurse.
  • Nurse or designee picks up student to go to nurse's office for evaluation.
  • Nurse will contact parent to pick up child within 30 minutes.
  • 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.) OR once presenting a negative COVID-19 test OR medical clearance.
  • Siblings and other individuals residing in the same household, who are also attending school will be sent home and will not be cleared to return until all of the above criteria is met by the symptomatic household member.
  • Parent notifies campus if student tests positive for COVID-19. If positive, the parent provides the school nurse with a copy of the positive COVID-19 testing note.
  • Teacher, staff and families on campus will be notified of lab confirmed COVID-19 if appropriate.
  • Parent must contact campus nurse prior to sending student back to school.

If a student reports someone in their home was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Exposure is different than direct contact.

No need to self isolate. Student should continue to come to school. No need to notify staff or students. Parents should continue to self screen student for symptoms of COVID-19. 

*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.

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