Frisco ISD now reporting active COVID-19 cases of students, staff

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Active case totals on Frisco ISD's website reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco ISD is now reporting active cases of COVID-19 among staff and students on its website.

On Aug. 28, the district started providing a summary of active, lab-confirmed cases of the virus as reported to FISD on a table broken down by campus.

Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district will soon release a dashboard tracking FISD's COVID-19 cases once some technology issues are worked through.

"We're trying to make sure we have a very forward-facing piece that we want the public to be able to access," he said.

This comes after FISD's weekly call with the Texas Education Agency, which detailed plans for an upcoming data collection process of positive COVID-19 cases for all Texas school districts.


"We will be reporting disease activity in our school district to TEA," Waldrip said. "I think our legislators and TEA itself will use that data to help make decisions about what we do moving forward."

The TEA will activate its new online reporting form Aug. 28. Districts will have a little over a week before their first reporting deadline, Sept. 8, according to new guidance from the state.

The form requires districts to disclose which campuses have been affected by a positive test, the number of new cases confirmed at that campus in the previous week, whether the case was contracted on campus and whether school-specific contacts have been identified.

Active case totals on FISD's current table reflect on-campus and virtual instruction regardless of whether the staff member or student was on campus during the infectious period, according to the district's website.

Individuals reported on the table are associated with their home campus or assigned building even though staff and students may be involved in in-person activities at more than one FISD location, per the site.

Those who have tested positive cannot return to campus until the required quarantine period is completed and a letter of good health from a physician's office is submitted.

The table is updated four times a day, and as of 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28, there were 20 active student cases and 20 active staff cases.


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