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Health Guidance

Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms (as listed below) or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, and instead should opt to receive remote instruction.

 

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
 
If a child has had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, the individual will be asked to test either that day or the following morning at the MISD Testing Site. If the individual refuses testing, the protocol of a 10-day quarantine will be enforced. 
 
Once close contact is determined from a positive case, an individual will be asked to test – either that day or the following morning at the Magnolia ISD Testing Site. Until the individual is tested, close contacts will be required to leave campus. In situations where more than ten people are identified as close contacts, a member of the Magnolia ISD Testing Site may come to the school and test using verbal parent permissions obtained by the campus administration.
  1. If the test results are negative, the individual may return to school. For the following 10-day period, the individual will report on school days to the campus nurse office at the beginning of the day. The morning visit is to verify the individual continues to display no symptoms. Once verified the individual is without symptoms,
    the individual may report to class/duty.
  2. If the test results are positive, the individual will go home for a minimum of three days. As early as the fourth day and without symptoms, the individual may retest:
    • If the individual tests positive again, the remainder of a 10-day quarantine will be served.
    • When a negative test is obtained within the 10-day quarantine period, the individual may return to school and will check in with the school nurse for the remainder of the 10-day period.
  3. If an individual refuses testing, the protocol of 10-day quarantine for close contact will be enforced.
  4. If an individual is tested at a location other than the Magnolia ISD Testing Site, a copy of the official results must be provided to the campus or Human Resources for employees. Magnolia ISD will accept any type of Covid-19 test as long as the administration of the test is conducted at a medically reputable site. At home testing kits are not accepted.
If an individual tests positive at a different location other than the Magnolia ISD Testing Site, the individual must provide a copy of the results to campus administration for proper attendance accounting or Human Resources for employees.
 
 

Close contact is defined as an individual being within 3 feet for longer than 15 minutes of someone who is positive for COVID-19.

 

Lab-Confirmed for COVID-19
In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when the following criteria are met and verified by the school:

  • As early as the fourth day and without symptoms, the individual may retest:
    • If the individual tests positive again, the remainder of a 10-day quarantine will be served.
    • When a negative test is obtained within the 10-day quarantine period, the individual may return to school and will check in with the school nurse for the remainder of the 10-day period.
  • If an individual refuses testing, the protocol of 10-day quarantine for close contact will be enforced.
  • If an individual is tested at a location other than the Magnolia ISD Testing Site, a copy of the official results must be provided to the campus or Human Resources for employees. Magnolia ISD will accept any type of Covid-19 test as long as the administration of the test is conducted at a medically reputable site. At-home testing kits are not accepted.
 
An individual may be immune from close contact protocols if the following conditions are met:
  • the individual has tested positive for COVID in the last 3 months (90 days)
  • the individual is fully vaccinated or
  • the individual is wearing a mask

 

Quarantine

In the case of a close contact where a student is unable to test for Covid-19, the student will follow the Covid-19 quarantine schedule of 10 days. Employees must seek medical attention otherwise personal leave days will be used.