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Health Guidance

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced requirements for the 2021-2022 school year, and MISD will comply with TEA and the Governor’s orders. Masks are optional. MISD respects the rights of our parents to choose what is best for their children. Click here to view the COVID Dashboard
 
MISD wants to remind parents and staff that with any virus, the best way to prevent the spread of illness in our schools is by staying home when you are ill. The district will continue to follow the same everyday procedures used to help prevent the spread of viruses:
 
  • cleaning procedures in all of our classrooms,
  • washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer,
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and
  • staying at home when you are sick.
 
Lab Confirmed Positive Case
Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school if the child has COVID-19 symptoms (as listed below) or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19. Students who do receive a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result are required to stay home for 10 days. These 10 days are counted as excused absences. The campus will assist with makeup assignments.
 
MISD will not do contact tracing. Parents may opt to keep their child home if the child was in close contact with anyone who tested positive.

 

COVID Symptoms

In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, consider the following questions: 

  • Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for them?
    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit 
    • Loss of taste or smell 
    • Cough 
    • Difficulty breathing  
    • Shortness of breath 
    • Headache 
    • Chills   
    • Sore throat 
    • Shaking or exaggerated shivering 
    • Significant muscle pain or ache  
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Abdominal Pain
 
Vaccine Information
The COVID-19 vaccines are not required for students or employees but are a safe and effective recommendation for eligible individuals, including children over 12 years. There are currently three vaccines available (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson&Johnson) which are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies, as well as walk-in clinics, urgent care, and the Lone Star Family Health Clinic. The vaccine is covered by insurance or free to those without insurance.