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Dear HISD Parent:
As we continue to monitor the potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), HISD is taking immediate, proactive measures to mitigate the impact on the HISD community and keep our students and staff safe.
All HISD students, families, and employees should take extra precautions when traveling and follow travel guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel website.
Campus Visitation Policy
Please note that afterschool childcare will remain open.
Tutoring will continue as scheduled. However, all tutors, student teachers, substitutes, hourly lecturers, vendors, contract employees, and other visitors must be screened by an HISD nurse before they can be allowed access to the campus.
Screening will include mandatory temperature screening and response to questions regarding recent travel and health-related symptoms.
HISD currently has NO confirmed cases for COVID-19. However, acting out of an abundance of caution, several individuals have been placed on a 14-day self-quarantine. All self-quarantined individuals recently returned from a country on the CDC travel warning list or are closely related to someone who did. Based on guidance from health officials, specific schools will be identified if cases are confirmed.
HISD’s Health and Medical Services is closely monitoring the situation and staying in contact with city, state, and national health and education officials. If any cases are confirmed in HISD, we will notify you and let you know what actions are being taken as a result.
We are committed to keeping you updated and providing you with information as soon as we have it. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority and all decisions are being made with that in mind and in alignment with guidance from health and education officials.
Please continue to visit HoustonISD.org/HealthAlerts for additional information and updates.