HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.
Question: Are school districts required to report to parents if there is a positive COVID-19 case in the school?
Answer: Yes, schools are required to notify parents when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school.
As a part the Texas Education Agency (TEA) public health guidance for the 2020-21 school year, “the school must notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, " consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases and legal confidentiality requirements.
KPRC 2 is providing reopening outlines with the latest updates for more than 40 Houston-area school districts. Find all our back-to-school coverage here.
For a quick glance at your school district and what others are doing in regards to COVID-19 notifications, click here.
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