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COVID-19 Screening & Return to School

  • Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school with symptoms or if a lab has confirmed COVID-19 positive results.
  • Parents will screen children prior to their arrival at school utilizing a self-screening tool that lists symptoms. Students will be required to pass through a temperature scanner at the entrance of each campus building.
  • If a student is sent home from school with any of the following symptoms, they must adhere to the appropriately applied guideline(s) on the back of this sheet in order to return to in-person instruction.
  • In-person instructional students who remain home due to COVID-19 symptoms/direct exposure or a positive test should email their teacher(s) and expect to use Google Classroom for assignments.
 
NEW QUARANTINE GUIDELINES UPDATE: JANUARY 2021

Argyle ISD implemented new quarantine guidelines beginning Jan. 4, 2021. The CDC, Texas Education Agency, and the University Interscholastic League have all provided amended guidelines regarding quarantine periods for individuals who have had direct exposure to a positive individual but are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Based on current CDC guidance, the stay-at-home period can end for individuals with direct contact but not experiencing symptoms:
 
(CDC and the Department of State Health Services continue to recommend the 14-day quarantine period for direct exposure to a positive confirmed case)
 
-On Day 10 after close contact exposure without testing,
-On Day 7 after close contact exposure and after receiving a negative test result (which must be a PCR test only and taken on Day 5 of the quarantine in this scenario)

Please note the quarantine time period will start with Day 0 being the day of the test. Day 1 starts the quarantine time period the day after the test has been administered.
 
*Argyle ISD nurses MUST receive a confirmed lab report that documents the result of the positive person. This is applicable to the diagnosed individual as well as anyone with direct exposure.
 
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
 
  • Feeling feverish of a temp greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
 
 
IF AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED COVID-19 INDIVIDUAL THEY MUST QUARANTINE.

Your campus nurse will give you guidance on 14, 10, or 7 days for Direct Exposure.

Otherwise see below:
 
UIL Participants Only:  Grades 7-12 

 

A student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 must receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.  A copy of the note must be given to the campus nurse.


SCENARIO 1

 

In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all of the following criteria are met:

 

  • A copy of the lab paperwork has been sent to your campus nurse
  • Quarantine period is dated 10 days from the date of COVID collection
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
 
UIL Participants ONLY: In addition to the criteria and processes described above, a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 MUST receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.
 
SCENARIO 2

 

In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who has not been evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may return to campus when the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed below:

 

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared. 
  • At least one day (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
 
UIL Participants ONLY: In addition to the criteria and processes described above, a student who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 MUST receive clearance from a physician prior to returning to participation in UIL activities.
 
SCENARIO 3

choose a or b, AND turn in documentation to the campus nurse

If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual must either:

  • obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return
or 

 

A COVID-19 reporting form will be provided to the student or employee. For student reporting requirements, the ID must be provided, the date sent home and the parent/guardian spoken to.