COVID-19 cases at school = what is the plan?

Navigating back to school during this time is not easy for parents or educators. Parents, you may be worried about your child getting exposed to COVID in the classroom. We wanted to show you what school district leaders are doing to keep kids safe when they do return to in-person learning.

Spotlight on what Alvin ISD is doing to prepare

It’s been a busy summer for Alvin ISD school nurse Brandi Goldston.

“We have been looking at this ever since march when everything was shut down initially,” said Brandi Goldston, School Nurse Alvin ISD.

From social distancing to mask-wearing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Education Agency have spelled out dozens of COVID guidelines for schools. The CDC requests that each school develop a proactive plan for when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

“We ordered a lot of PPE for nurses for staff members,” said Goldston. “We are encouraging parents to have students wear either a face mask or face shield.”

Sick student protocols

At Alvin ISD a sick student must immediately be separated from others. The teacher will call down to the nurse and the nurse will come to the classroom to check out the student. This is so the student is not walking the hallways potentially exposing other people.

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