District COVID-19 Active Case Dashboard
During the Thanksgiving holiday break (Nov. 21-29), the Comal ISD Active Case Dashboard will not be updated with new cases. Any new cases that are received during this time will be added to the Dashboard when it is next updated on November 30th.
As of 4:00pm November 19, the Dashboard will reflect only cases that will be active when we return on November 30th.
In an effort to keep our parents, staff and community informed, the dashboard below will be updated by 3:00 pm daily to reflect active cases in Comal ISD. Cases are divided into three categories:
Lab-confirmed Positive Case:
An individual who receives a positive test result
Experiencing COVID-19 Related Symptoms:
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F
- Loss of taste or smell
- Cough, Difficulty breathing or Shortness of breath
- Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting
Close Contact with a lab-confirmed case:
Close contact will be defined as either of the following occurring at any time in the last 14 days when the infected individual was infectious:
a. being directly exposed to fluids from the mouth or nose (e.g., being coughed on); or
b. being within 6 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.
Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset and 10 days after symptoms begin or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test until 10 days after the test.
Properly masked includes both individuals wearing a medical or non-medical grade disposable face mask or cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth 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.
In accordance with TEA guidelines, this dashboard serves as written notification of active COVID-19 cases on campus. The dashboard will be updated by 4:00 pm daily. For information related to a specific campus, select the campus from the list below.
In addition to the active case information provided on the dashboard, following established guidelines and our communications protocols, we will notify any individuals within 24 hours who may have come in close contact (as defined by TEA) with a lab-confirmed positive case on campus. If you are not directly contacted, then you were not someone who was identified as having close contact. Those who were identified as being in close contact will be given direction on the process for returning to the building.
A letter will be sent to the campus community if an individual on campus receives a lab-confirmed positive diagnosis, if symptoms develop on campus and the individual is sent home, or if an individual who is on campus learns they are in close contact with a lab-confirmed positive.
Response to a Positive Case:
If a student begins displaying symptoms during the day, they must immediately be separated until they an be picked up by their parent or guardian; staff members will be asked to leave the building immediately. The areas used by that individual will be closed off, cleaned and disinfected before the next day.
Individuals who have had close contact with someone who has a lab-confirmed case must stay home for the virus incubation period of 14 days before returning. They will then be screened for symptoms before being allowed back on campus following the 14 day period.
If an individual develops symptoms during that time, they should seek medical attention and inform their doctor of their status as a close contact to a lab-confirmed individual. They will still be required to remain off campus for the duration of the 14-day incubation period as COVID-related symptoms may begin to develop or worsen at any point during that timeframe, despite receiving a negative test result.
The district has a trained response team and protocols in place to deploy as needed for large-scale cleaning during an outbreak on campus. In addition, TEA has allowed for up to a five day closure, if needed, to deep clean the entire campus.