Health & Safety Guidelines
Will students need to complete a health screener before coming to school?
Will you be taking my child’s temperature before they enter the building?
Will all the classrooms have hand sanitizer?
How will Comal ISD monitor exposure and positive cases on campus?
What if a student begins showing symptoms during the school day?
When a case occurs in a classroom, does that whole class and the teacher(s) need to quarantine for 14 days? (Updated: 8/27/20)
Will there be plexiglass between desks?
Will desks be cleaned between class changes?
Will student desks be separated 6’ apart?
What are the procedures for handwashing during the day?
What practical methods will be in place to ensure social distancing during natural gathering times, i.e., dismissal?
Will face coverings be required?
- All staff will be required to wear a face covering or face shield when distancing measures cannot be maintained.
- All students for whom it is developmentally appropriate, regardless of age or grade, are required to wear a face covering when social distancing requirements cannot be maintained.
- All visitors must wear a face shield or face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained
Why do we have to wear a face covering if it doesn’t matter for close contact?
While the use of a face covering does not eliminate someone from being considered a close contact with the positive individual, it does minimize the risk of viral spread on campus which reduces the number of positive cases we will see stem from exposure on campus. Face coverings are critical in common areas of the building where an individual may cough or sneeze, and another individual may come in contact with respiratory droplets. When combined with frequent cleaning practices and good hand hygiene practices, face coverings are our best defense in keeping our schools open.
Will teachers wear face coverings while teaching?
Will the school supply face coverings?
How will the campus enforce the wearing of face coverings?
Will Special Education students with disabilities be required to wear face coverings?
Are face shields an acceptable face covering?
If Governor Abbott changes the face covering requirement will the district continue to mandate them?
At what times of the day will students be allowed to take off their face coverings?
How long will face coverings and social distancing guidelines be required?