COVID – 19 GUIDELINES
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious respiratory virus that caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is typically transmitted through droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. It may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes, but this is less common.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways and can include a wide scope of reported symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
Although there can be many different symptoms related to COVID-19, the most common symptoms associated continue to be:
- Shortness of breath
The safety and security of our students and staff are of upmost importance and we are committed to doing our part to decrease the risk of exposure and infection related to the virus. As such, we will operate in compliance with existing state laws and regulations, including all executive orders issued by the governor of Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that are currently in effect.
Below you will find our current COVID-19 guidelines:
To prevent the spread of infection, Aubrey ISD will:
- Continue to educate students and staff on the importance of frequent hand hygiene, covering our nose/mouth when we sneeze or cough, and not coming to school/work when ill.
- Continue to notify students/staff of a contagious staff/student cases in the classroom or activity.
- Monitor students for symptoms and refer them to the campus nurses/tech for assessment, when necessary.
- Exclude students from school who meet the appropriate exclusion criteria in accordance with the Department of State Health Services Guidelines
- Report student and staff positive COVID-19 cases to Denton County Public Health in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
To prevent the spread of infection, parents can:
- Observe their children for signs of infection that may include fever, cough, cold, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
- Keep sick students at home and seek medical attention, when needed.
- Remind their children to wash hands frequently and avoid touching their face and putting fingers in their mouths.
- Keep children home until free of fever (<100.0) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Keep children home until vomiting and/or diarrhea have ceased for 24 hours without the aid of anti-diarrheal medication.
- Ensure that their children are up to date on vaccines.
In the event that a student or staff member exhibits symptoms of general illness (fever >100.0, vomiting, OR diarrhea):
- The student must stay home until it has been at least 24 hours since they had: fever, vomiting, OR diarrhea without the use of fever/vomiting/diarrhea reducing medications
In the event that a student or staff member exhibits symptoms of suspected COVID-19:
- Any combination of these symptoms: Chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, or runny nose – OR
- At least any one of these symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder
- Exhibits any combination of these symptoms AND has had a recent exposure to a COVID positive individual
Students and staff may return to campus if they:
- Receive a negative COVID test - OR
- Obtain a doctor’s note outlining illness that is not related to COVID-19 and have been released to come back on campus - OR
- 5 days have passed since symptom onset AND are fever free (<100.0) without the use of fever reducing meds AND have resolving symptoms
In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19:
For any individual who has been on campus during the infection period (48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms) AND is test-confirmed to have COVID-19, the school will notify:
- The local health department
- Families of those who had class with the test-confirmed staff member/student.
Students and staff may return to campus if they:
SYMPTOMATIC return to school criteria:
- At least 5 days have passed since symptom onset – AND
Fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications) – AND
- Symptoms have improved OR resolved
****All three of these criteria MUST be met in order for a student or staff member to return to campus.
ASYMPTOMATIC return to school criteria:
- At least 5 days after the date that the student/staff member has tested positive – AND
- Continue to be asymptomatic on day 5 after testing positive
****If a student or staff member develops fever/symptoms at any time during the 5 day quarantine period, they MUST meet the SYMPTOMATIC return to school criteria before returning to campus.
Please contact your campus’ health clinic if you have question regarding your STUDENT:
Brockett Elementary School
Heather Saylor, CMAA
Fuller Elementary School
Jennifer Harris, LVN
Monaco Elementary School
Lea Robertson, LVN
Aubrey Middle School
Jessica Hurley, LVN
Aubrey High School
Leisa Crawford, LVN
STAFF can contact the Health Services Coordinator for questions:
McKenzie Pedigo, RN, BSN, CPN