Covid Protocols

  • information icon These protocols are being provided based on the public health situation as AISD understands it today and is for the 2021-2022 school year. Changes to the public health situation over the course of the summer and the 2021-2022 school year may necessitate changes. 

     

    All district employees are "essential critical infrastructure workers"

    The following procedures apply:

    • If an employee is exposed (close contact) at work or outside the district to a positive COVID 19 person and DOES NOT have symptoms, they may come to work as long as they don't have symptoms. No quarantine time is required.
      • TEA requires employees to test days 1,3,5,7&9 if they choose to come to work after exposure     
      • An employee may choose to stay home; especially if they cannot isolate away from infected person      
    • If an employee has symptoms, whether it's one primary symptom, or two secondary symptoms, they must stay home and take leave until they are 24 hours fever free and/or symptoms have improved  
      • If the employee shows proof that they have been vaccinated or had COVID in the past 3 months, they may return after the above have been satisfied.
      • If the employee has not been vaccinated nor had COVID in the past 3 months, they may return after the above have been satisfied and a negative test (can be Rapid Test taken at a campus).

    • If an employee has a positive COVID test, they must take leave and stay home for at least 10 days after symptoms onset or date of positive test (whichever came first)  
      • If symptoms have improved by day 10 and the employee has been 24 hours without fever and no use of fever reducing medications, the employee may return to work.
      • No need to test again.  A person who has tested positive for COVID-19, may continue to have positive test results for up to 3 months. Following CDC guidelines of checking symptoms after 10 days will be adequate in order to return to work.
      • Up to 10 days of COVID leave may be added to an employees local leave for being home due to a positive test.  An employee must enter "illness" in Frontline and provide verification of a positive test result from a certified testing agency (including the district rapid test).

     

    • The employee must contact their supervisor if they have symptoms or received a positive test for COVID 19. 

    • The employee must  enter leave days in Frontline and send positive test results to HR.  Home test will not be accepted.

    • Positive cases will be reported to the Health Department

    The CDC recommends that all unvaccinated people over the age of 12 and and all children under 12 wear masks while at school. In AISD, masks are optional for all students, employees and visitors.

    The CDC recommends that the best way to stop the transmission of COVID-19 and to reduce the effects of COVID-19 is to be vaccinated. AISD has offered and will continue to offer opportunities for vaccines for eligible students and staff.

    These symptoms are not typical for you or do not know the cause of the symptoms. 

    PRIMARY SYMPTOMS (displays only one symptom)

    • Fever of Chills
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that is not typical for you
    • Muscle or body aches without a reason (ie hurt back)
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    SECONDARY SYMPTOMS (displays two or more symptoms)

    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose