COVID-19 Info

MVISD Back to School Plan and Safety Protocols - Updated August 27, 2020

Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19 English
Derechos y responsabilidades de la educacion durante COVID-19 Espanol



STUDENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
Parents are required to screen students at home each day for symptoms related to COVID-19 before the student enters a school bus or school building. Click link below for a copy of the Student Screener Form to use:

Daily Student Screener Form for Parents (Print Version)

If you answer YES to any question for your student, you must submit the information through the online form below, by contacting the campus front office, or by submitting the information by email to covid19@mtvernonisd.net

Parent Online Form to Report YES Responses from Student Screener



HELPFUL LINKS

TEA Public Health Guidance Document - Updated August 27, 2020
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance for K-12 Schools 
CDC: COVID-19 - When to Quarantine


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does close contact exposure mean? 
Refers to “close contact” with an individual who is test-confirmed to have COVID-19. The definition of close contact is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19, and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency. In general, close contact is defined as:

a) being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or

b) being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomology may affect this determination.

Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset.

In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are test-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.  

If a student is quarantined due to close contact exposure, what does that mean? 
From Center for Disease Control website: "Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department."

* Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
* Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
* If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

The main point is to "STAY HOME" and away from others. Students should not be on school district grounds, attend school district events, or be seen at school-related activities.