This document is 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 to this guidance. CDC and TEA guidelines are viewed daily and changes will be made accordingly.
EMPLOYEE FAQ'S FOR AISD & CDC Guidelines
Below are some examples of situations and/or frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19. As the number of cases increase, we are finding that each situation is unique, so if you do not find the answers you need here, please call Cyndy Pullen in HR at 979-864-8027.
1. I begin having symptoms for COVID-19. What do I need to do?
Answer: As soon as possible contact your immediate supervisor. From there you will receive proper guidance and directions for next steps. You will be asked clarifying questions on your symptoms. Stay home until you are 24 hours symptom free. You may return with a negative COVID test, or proof of vaccination or proof of COVID in the past 3 months. If your symptoms persist, you are encouraged to get tested. Submit your positive test to your supervisor. Testing can be done at your campus or designated campus for your department.
2. My child has been sent home to quarantine because of a COVID-19 exposure/positive result. What do I need to do if I am the primary caregiver and need to stay home with my child?
Answer: As soon as possible, contact your immediate supervisor. You may take leave for the time you need to be out to take care of your child.
3. I had close contact over the weekend to someone that just tested positive for COVID-19 a few days later. What do I need to do? Am I allowed to work?
Answer: Report your close contact to your supervisor. You are allowed to come to work as long as you don't have symptoms and you take a rapid test at the campus before school on days 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 from the time you were exposed.
4. I am out sick with Covid, how do I get COVID leave to cover my absences?
Answer: You must report to your supervisor that you have COVID-19; they will go over procedures with you and discuss how long you should be out. You enter your absences in Frontline for the time you are out for COVID and submit your positive COVID test from a certified testing agency to HR. Once this is received, the leave taken for this time will be added to your Local Leave in Skyward. COVID LEAVE IS ONLY GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE TESTED POSITIVE. A home test will not be accepted as proof of a positive test.
Please remember that answers to these scenarios can change based on updates made by CDC and TEA. Always contact Cyndy Pullen, Director of Human Resources, to get up to date information and guidance for any COVID-19 related questions.