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Health/Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022

  • Birdville ISD is in communication with health professionals who monitor communicable disease reporting.  

    Self-monitoring and self-health awareness are key for a safe return to benefit all students and staff for the 2021–22 School Year. The wearing of a mask is optional in all District facilities.If you or your student are unvaccinated, please consider wearing a mask for your own protection and for the protection of others. 

    Best Practices

    • Parents and staff are expected to continue to screen themselves and their children for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to school/work each day. 

    • Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected. Isolation is required for BISD students and staff who are presumed to have COVID-19 or who have tested positive.  

      • You can be with others after: 
        • it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared; and 
        • it has been at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication; and 
        • other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*. 
          * Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation. 

    • Please adopt the following healthy practices: 
      • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water; 
      • Cover coughs and sneezes; and 
      • Stay home if sick, especially if there is a fever. 

    Exposure Guidance

    • Vaccinations have shown to be the most effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are interested in obtaining a vaccine for yourself or your child, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has current information on where to get a free vaccine, as well as current guidelines. Visit the DSHS site at  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus, scroll down the right side of the page and choose Vaccine Information, then select Find Vaccine. Several options will appear in the drop-down list there. You can then click on Retail Pharmacy and scroll down to Texas for the list of sites/pharmacies that provide the vaccine. 

    • [Updated: 8/23/2021] For staff who are not fully vaccinated who meet the close contact threshold with a COVID-19 positive individual, it is recommended that the staff remain off campus during the stay-at-home period. 

      If these staff continue to work on campus, rapid testing must be performed at the start of the day, at least once every other day until the end of day 10. 

    • [Updated: 8/20/2021] Schools will notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a classroom or extracurricular or after-school program cohort if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participated in those classrooms or cohorts. 
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