With classes back in session, some school districts around the Houston area are already starting to see a number of COVID-19 cases on their campuses.
Here's what your child's school district has planned if cases begin to rise.
If a school within the district sees a case or rise in COVID-19 cases, large groups of elementary and secondary students may be able to pivot to a "Virtual Closure." According to the district, the length of the group quarantine will be based on health guidelines provided by state and local agencies.
During the closure, students and staff would move to online learning.
Visit Alvin ISD's website for a full breakdown of its on-campus instruction and COVID-19 protocols.
The school district provides a summary of active, test-confirmed COVID-19 cases involving Brazosport ISD students and staff members.
CLEAR CREEK ISD
After having kindergartners test positive for COVID-19 on their first day of school, Clear Creek is now in Stage 4 of the district's COVID-19 standard response protocol.
Under stage 4 operations, those who came in contact with a confirmed case will be advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Affected areas will be closed for deep cleaning and a short-term closure of the facility may be necessary for three days.
If more cases continue to rise in the district, they could enter stage 3, which would include transitioning to learning from home.
The district has a four level COVID-19 Gauge designed to give parents, students and staff a look at the district's current public health status. The gauge level starts at four, meaning minimal risk in which schools resume to normal operations, opening with little to no need for physical distancing.
In the event your student's campus is impacted, Katy ISD said parents and staff at the impacted campus will receive an email with an update no later than 5 p.m. on the day the COVID-19 case is reported.
Should the district be forced to close due to COVID-19, teachers will instruct virtual classes via Canvas, pending the return to class/campus. According to the district's website, extracurricular and student programs will also be temporarily canceled during the closure.
For a complete list of what Katy ISD is doing to keep your kids safe and protocols on COVID-19, visit Katy ISD's website.
The district said students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 regularly. In the event that a student or staff member begins to show symptoms for the virus, this is what the district will do.
Lamar CISD also has COVID-19 risk levels ranging from high risk to new normal, which includes whether masks are optional or not.
This article will be updated with additional information from other Houston-area school districts as new details become available. Check back for the latest.
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