The health and safety of students and staff is our priority
Comal ISD has developed a health and safety plan based on current state and local guidance (which is subject to change) and research regarding the spread of COVID-19 with the following strategies:
- Monitor symptoms and exposure through daily health screenings and case management
- Promote personal hygiene practices
- Social distance to mitigate viral spread
- Clean facilities to ensure a safe environment for our campus communities
We know you have a lot of questions
Are face coverings required?
- All staff are 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 is it important to wear face coverings?
Do students need to complete a health screener before coming to school?
Is my child’s temperature taken before he/she enters the building?
Do all the classrooms have hand sanitizer?
Do students change classes like previous years or stay in a classroom while the teachers rotate?
Yes, students change classes as in previous years. Options of rotating teachers are being discussed and may be initiated where feasible.
Do students have recess?
How is lunch handled for on-campus students?
Does my child still go to Specials (music, PE, art, etc.)?
Does my child have to remain at their desk all day?
Can my child interact with students outside of their classroom?
Are students sharing school supplies?
Can my child bring their own laptop for use at school?
How does 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 the entire class and the teacher(s) need to quarantine for 10 days?
- 10 days after their date of exposure, if no symptoms have developed
- Seven (7) days after their date of exposure if they receive a negative test result taken after day five, and no symptoms have developed
- If symptoms develop at any point during quarantine, individuals will need to remain off campus for 14 days after their date of exposure
- Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (i.e. being coughed or sneezed on); or
- Being within six feet for a largely uninterrupted period throughout the course of a day totaling approximately 15 minutes. If both individuals are properly masked, they are not considered to be in close contact.
- Both individuals are wearing a medical or non-medical grade disposable or cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose
- Both individuals are wearing the face covering for the entire duration of the contact time period
- Face shields (when worn alone) and neck gaiters do not eliminate an individual from being considered a close contact
Do students have to wear face coverings while on the bus?
Are students required to social distance while on the bus?
How often are buses cleaned?