Screening and Health Protocols

  • VISITORS

    We ask that all visitors check in through the main office and be prepared with proper ID for the Raptor System.  Visitors are encouraged to refrain from entering any GPISD facility if they:

      • are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
      • have recently been exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
      • are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
      • have recently received a positive test result.

    STUDENTS

    We ask all students follow campus procedures upon arrival for the school day.  Students are encouraged to refrain from entering any GPISD facility if they:

    • are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
    • have recently been exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
    • are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

    COVID-19 POSITIVE STUDENTS

    • Students with a positive test result for COVID-19 should follow the guidance of their health care provider.
    • A positive test result should be reported to the campus nurse as soon as possible.
    • Students with a positive test result for COVID-19 are not permitted to return to campus until the conditions for re-entry are met.

    Conditions for Re-entry

    Coronavirus disease 2019 commonly referred to as COVID-19 is a disease requiring exclusion from school under 25 Tex. Admin. Code § 97.7.

    A school administrator shall exclude from attendance any child having COVID-19. Exclusion shall continue until the readmission criteria for the conditions are met. The readmission criteria for COVID-19 is as follows:

    • Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 5 days after the day they were tested.
    • Children who test positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic must stay at home until at least 5 days have passed since symptom onset, and fever free*, and other symptoms have improved.

    *Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.8° Celsius) or higher.

    STUDENTS DISPLAYING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS ON CAMPUS

    • When a student is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on campus, the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if it is necessary to send the student home.
    • Students who are ill should be picked up within 30-60 minutes from the time the campus contacts the student’s parent/guardian.

    STUDENTS AWAITING TEST RESULTS, SYMPTOMATIC FOR COVID-19, AND/OR IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT

    • Students who are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.
    • Students who are symptomatic prior to the start of the school day should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.
    • Students who were recently exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.

    EMPLOYEES

    EMPLOYEES WITH POSITIVE TEST RESULT

    Employees will report their absences following their campus/department procedures. 

    Employees with a positive test result for COVID-19 should follow the recommendations of their health care provider. Employees who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19 may access their available sick, personal, or vacation leave as applicable under district policy.  Documentation may be required.

    EMPLOYEES AWAITING TEST RESULTS, SYMPOMATIC FOR COVID-19, AND/OR IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT

      • Employees who are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.
      • Employees who are symptomatic prior to the start of the school day should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.
      • Employees who were recently exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 should follow the recommendations of their health care provider.

    PROTOCOLS FOR HAND WASHING AND HAND SANITIZING

    Frequent use of hand sanitizer and sanitation practices will be encouraged.

    PROTOCOLS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

    Masks are optional for all GPISD students, staff, and visitors in all district campuses and facilities.

    COVID-19 TESTING SITES

    The following link will provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 Test Collection Sites in Texas.  The link is managed by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/testing.aspx

    COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

    The following link will provide up to date COVID-19 Vaccination Information.  The link is managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The vaccine is not required.  This information is being made available for those interested in learning more about the vaccine.

    https://dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine/

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  • Updated August 11, 2022
    *Some protocols may be subject to change based on updated guidance from the state of Texas, public health authorities, or changing conditions in Dallas County and/or Tarrant County.
    *Algunos protocolos pueden estar sujetos a cambios con base de recomendaciones actualizadas del estado de Texas, autoridades de salud pública, o condiciones cambiantes en el condado de Dallas y/o Tarrant.