85ºF

Fort Bend ISD will still hold classes this week and plans to disinfect campuses daily

Aware that a man in Fort Bend County has the “first presumptive positive case of COVID-19,” the county’s school district said it still plans to continue to hold classes this week.

“The safety of our staff and students is always the top priority and we will continue to monitor and take the guidance of the CDC and local health officials,” the release said.

Even though there’s no evidence yet that it’s going around in schools, parents are extra concerned and FBISD is trying to stay one step ahead. In a video message to parents Wednesday night, the superintendent said they’ve taken all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of all communicable diseases.

The district said they are prepared to assist families who have concerns about managing the health of their households. Spring Break in Fort Bend ISD is March 9-13.

As we go into Spring Break and families travel both domestically and abroad, the superintendent is giving permission to stay home and self-quarantine without penalties of unexcused absences.

The district plans to have its custodial staff continue to disinfect campuses daily with “hospital grade products."

The district wants to remind parents that March is still cold and flu season and families should take preventative measures to safeguard themselves from the spread of communicable diseases.