Klein ISD releases face mask, screening guidelines for 2020-21 school year

Klein ISD has released its 2020-21 guidelines for several health practices, such as face coverings and cleaning. (Courtesy Pexels)
Klein ISD has released its 2020-21 guidelines for several health practices, such as face coverings and cleaning. (Courtesy Pexels)

Klein ISD has released its 2020-21 guidelines for several health practices, such as face coverings and cleaning. (Courtesy Pexels)

Klein ISD released plans for contact tracing and COVID-19 reporting for the 2020-21 school year in an Aug. 28 update. The update also included information about district policy on face masks, cleaning and screening for the virus.

Tracing and reporting

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, all staff and families on that campus will be notified. If a student came into close contact with that individual, the student’s family will be notified directly via phone call.

Students participating in online learning must also report to the district if they test positive for COVID-19. Parents must fill out an online form; then, a campus nurse will reach out with additional steps.

Face coverings


All staff and students are required to wear face coverings while on KISD property, including buses. Students may remove them if engaged in “rigorous physical activity.” Per updated Center of Disease Control guidelines, face masks with exhalation vents may only be worn if paired with a face shield and with teacher approval.

Cleaning

Every KISD bus and room will be deep cleaned daily. Teachers have also been provided guidelines for cleaning throughout the school day, and hand sanitizer stations will be available at every campus.

Screening

Every morning, all KISD students and staff are expected to go through a screening process for COVID-19 symptoms. A checklist of symptoms has been provided by the district. Anyone who has these symptoms should not come to a KISD facility and should contact their health care provider and their school, according to the update.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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