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 December 4, 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 total of approximately 15 minutes throughout the course of a day;  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.  


** NEW ** From CDC.gov, Options to Reduce Quarantine:

Reducing the length of quarantine may make it easier for people to quarantine by reducing the time they cannot work. A shorter quarantine period also can lessen stress on the public health system, especially when new infections are rapidly rising.

Your local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of your local public health department if you need to quarantine. Options they will consider include stopping quarantine

  • On day 10 without testing
  • On day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)

After stopping quarantine, you should

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.
  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus. CDC will continue to evaluate new information and update recommendations as needed.