McKinney ISD

McKinney ISD schools and offices will be closed Nov. 23-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume their normal schedule on Monday, Nov. 30. We hope that you have a safe and wonderful break!

McKinney ISD has prepared a Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page with links to important resources relating to the district's response to the pandemic. This page will be updated as new information is made available. Visit http://www.mckinneyisd.net/covid/ to learn more.

 

COVID-19 Isolation Plan

Students Who Display COVID-19 Symptoms While at School

Step 1: When a student, who is on campus, has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc., the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home. Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within one hour.

Step 2: The campus nurse will speak with the parent/guardian regarding quarantine and isolation needed for their symptomatic student. The student who has symptoms of COVID-19, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from symptom onset AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student may return to campus before the end of the 10 day period only IF an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider is received by and discussed with the campus nurse prior to the student returning to campus. Students who have to be in isolation can become synchronous virtual learners during that time.

Step 3: The campus nurse will follow up with the student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 4: If the parent of the student reports to the campus nurse that the student was tested for COVID-19 and is now lab confirmed positive, the steps for “ Students Who Report That They are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19” will be followed.

Students Who Report That They Are Lab-Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

Step 1: When a student has been lab-confirmed positive for COVID-19, the school nurse and teacher should be notified of their illness and should remain home for 10 days from the date of testing.

Step 2: The campus nurse and principal will work with the Director of Health Services to send notification of a lab positive COVID-19 case to the entire campus.

Step 3: If the student was on campus in the last 48 hours prior to lab confirmation or symptoms, the campus nurse and administrator will work with the students teacher(s) to identify any other student or staff who were present in the same class/group on the last day the student was present to the campus. The campus nurse and principal will work with the Director of Health Services to send notification of a possible exposure to all staff and parent/guardian of students who were in close contact with the symptomatic student. To be considered “close contact”, you need to have prolonged close contact with a person who has the virus. Close contact includes living in the same household, caring for a sick person with the virus, being within 6 feet of a sick person with the virus for at least 15 minutes or being in direct contact with secretions from the sick person. Multiple protective factors will be taken into consideration, such as use of face masks.

Step 3: All students and staff who were identified as being in close contact with the lab-confirmed positive individual will be excluded from campus for 14 days from date of last exposure. Those persons will need to monitor their symptoms at home and contact their primary care provider if they develop symptoms. Students who have to be in isolation can become synchronous virtual learners during that time.

Step 4: The student who had the lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result, may return to campus after 10 days have passed from the date the positive test was performed AND symptoms resolved AND at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Step 5: The campus nurse will follow up with the lab confirmed COVID-19 positive student throughout the quarantine and isolation period.

Step 6: MISD will follow Texas Education Agency and Collin County Health Department guidance for reporting lab positive confirmed COVID-19 cases.