School / Childcare Information

Guidance For Schools:

ISD Re-Opening Toolkit:

Childcare Facilities With Positive a COVID-19 Case:

  • Any individuals, staff and students, that had close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with the COVID-19 positive individual during their infectious period (2 days before symptom onset or test date if asymptomatic) must isolate from the facility for 14 days from the last day of exposure to the sick individual.
  • This 14 day isolation period is to account for the 14 day incubation period of the virus when an exposed individual could become ill.
  • The COVID-19 positive staff must isolate from the facility for 10 days from symptom onset as long as they are fever-free without fever-reducing medication the last 72 hours of that 10 day period and any respiratory symptoms such as cough have improved.
  • If it has been more than 7 days since the COVID-19 positive individual was at your facility there is no need to close the facility for cleaning, but thorough cleaning procedures should be in place throughout operation at this time. The attached link covers facility disinfection procedures: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html (start with the blue box about halfway down the page noted as “cleaning and disinfecting your building or facility is someone is sick”.
  • If it has been less than 7 days since the COVID-19 positive individual was at your facility then cleaning and disinfecting is recommended.
  • Staff and families should be notified of possible exposure and encouraged to monitor symptoms and inform you if anyone becomes ill. You can use the attached 'Daycare Exposure' letter as guidance to inform of exposure .
  • Maintain communication with the Health District of any additional cases at your facility
For Parents:


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www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus www.cdc.gov/coronavirus