Coronavirus COVID-19
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE COVID-19 DASHBOARD

    In order to provide more timely notifications and added transparency to our COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) reporting, Lubbock ISD Student Health Services, Technology Services, and Communications and Community Relations have developed a dashboard that you can now access at any time. The dashboard is always current due to real-time updates as data is pulled from our tracking system. 

  • COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

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  • As we head into another school year during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be assured we’ve evaluated our protocols for safety, sanitation, contact tracing and exposure, and communication.

    We’re maintaining many of our safety and sanitation standards, along with our COVID-19 dashboard and campus notifications. We know the best educational experience for our students is in-person instruction and we are focused on providing face-to-face instruction and working towards serving our students with the most normal school experiences that we can in the safest and healthiest ways possible. As communicated to families in the spring semester, remote instruction will not be an option for students in Lubbock ISD during the 2021-2022 school year.

    We will continue to evaluate public health guidance provided by our governing agencies and local health authorities and make adjustments as needed. The safety of our Lubbock ISD family remains a priority as we continue planning and preparation for the upcoming school year to nurture, develop, and inspire every child, every day.

     Lubbock ISD COVID-19 Protocols for the 2021-2022 School Year

    Masks/Face Coverings

    • Masks are welcomed, but not required or provided. Executive Order GA-36 signed by Governor Greg Abbott on May 18, 2021 prohibits governmental agencies from mandating face coverings. While opinions vary, personal choice about mask wearing is always to be respected by staff, students, parents, and visitors.

    Student Health and Safety

    • All parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that a daily self-screening of each student occurs prior to going to school or boarding school transportation. Self-screening includes checking the child’s temperature and identifying the presence of symptoms of COVID-19 prior to leaving home for school. Symptoms of COVID-19 include the following: feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees, 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, and nausea or vomiting. 
    • Any child with a fever at or above 100.0 (as established by the Texas Department of State Health Services) or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not report to campus.
    • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be separated.
      • Adults will be sent home.*
      • Children will be sent to the school nurse for evaluation and subsequent isolation, if needed.
    • Students who are absent for any reason will follow regular attendance guidelines from the Lubbock ISD Student Handbook. Asynchronous and synchronous instruction will not be provided. Students can receive make-up work upon their return to school, in Google Classroom, or through parent pick up. 

    Employee Health and Safety

    • All Lubbock ISD employees will be required to self-screen prior to going to work. Self-screening includes checking temperature and identifying the presence of symptoms of COVID-19 prior to leaving home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include the following: feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees, 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, and nausea or vomiting. If employees have any of these symptoms, they should contact their immediate supervisor and refer to the Employee COVID-19 Procedures for 2021-2022.
    • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be separated.
      • Adults will be sent home.*
      • Children will be sent to the school nurse for evaluation and subsequent isolation, if needed.

    Building and Classroom Procedures

    • Protocols for use of hand sanitizer, cleaning of surfaces, and handwashing will remain in place.
    • Water fountains will remain closed. All students will receive a personal water bottle provided by Aramark.
    • Spacing on school buses and in classrooms will continue, when possible. 
    • Seating charts will continue to be used to assist with contact tracing.
    • Students may use their own lockers.
    • All bathroom stalls will be open.
    • Teachers may store student journals in a central location organized by class period.
    • Parents and guardians may have lunch with students in the cafeteria by appointment.
    • Prior to the tardy bell, parents and guardians may walk students into the building and/or classroom. After the tardy bell, parents and guardians must register at the front office before entering any other area of campus.
    • Volunteers and vendors are welcomed by appointment. To assist with contact tracing, volunteers and vendors will be required to provide a list of individuals they met with during their visit to the campus administration.
    • Campuses may host events, but social distancing and spacing between family groups is encouraged.
    • Outdoor learning spaces will be used when possible.
    • Campus-wide notification of a confirmed positive case will be provided via text message to all staff and families. The COVID-19 dashboard will continue to be updated and is available to view anytime at www.LubbockISD.org/COVID19.

    *Refer to updated COVID-19 health protocol.

     

    COVID-19 Health Protocol

    1. Exposed

    • Complete the online reporting form.
    • A representative from the Health Services Department will contact you for contact tracing.
    • Exposure protocols:
      • Quarantine is not required for individuals who are fully vaccinated or who have been positive within the last three months.
      • Individuals who are determined to be a close contact of an individual with COVID-19 may opt to stay at home during the recommended stay-at-home period.  
      • Close contact is defined as being within three feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more, whether wearing a face covering or not.
      • Individuals who choose to quarantine may test on day five. If the test is negative, they may return to work on day seven.
      • Employees who are not fully vaccinated and choose to return to work after close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual must be tested daily at the beginning of the work day for 10 days. Testing is available at Lubbock ISD campuses and performed by the campus nurse.
      • Employees who are quarantined will use their leave during any quarantine period. There will be no extra district-provided leave or work from home opportunities.

    2. Positive

    • Complete the online reporting form.
    • A representative from the Health Services Department will contact you for contact tracing.
      • Quarantine for 10 days is required.
      • Testing out of quarantine is not an option.
    • Campus-wide notification of a confirmed positive case will be provided via text message to all staff and families.
    • Employees who are quarantined will use their leave during any quarantine period. There will be no extra district-provided leave.

    3. Employee COVID-19 Procedures for SY 2021-22

    COVID-19 symptoms include:

    • Fever
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Headache
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • Significant muscle pain or ache
    • Diarrhea

     

    Anyone who has been in close contact will be notified individually when contact tracing is determined by Lubbock ISD Health Services.  

    Lubbock ISD adheres to COVID-19 protocols established by the TEA, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and City of Lubbock Health Department. Please contact Lubbock ISD Communications and Community Relations with questions at communications@LubbockISD.net.

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