Daily Screening and other Supplemental Information
Excluding parental drop-off and pick-up, all visitors & students must be screened.
Daily Screening (currently established for summer fine arts rehearsals)
- A temperature check is required at the screening checkpoint.
- Temperature checks will be staffed by Boerne ISD Directors, or trained adult volunteers, wearing a mask or face shield.
- The student or adult volunteer should be asked to turn to the side, not face the faculty member directly, when taking temperature.
- BEFORE participating in practice– Every student will need to answer screening questions.
BEFORE participating in Practice / Rehearsals
- Every student will need to answer screening questions via a survey.
- Each day students should complete the survey on their phone prior to arrival.
- If a student or volunteer answers “YES” on any question they will be asked to go home and will need to be picked up immediately.
In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, Screening questions: Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for you?
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
- Loss of taste or smell
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
When asking individuals if they have symptoms for COVID-19, school systems must only require the individual to provide a “Yes” or “No” to the overall statement that they are symptomatic for COVID-19, as opposed to asking the individual for specific symptom confirmation. School systems are not entitled to collect information during screening on the specific health information of an individual beyond that they are symptomatic. Once it is determined that individuals who responded “Yes” to either of these questions have met the criteria for re-entry, school systems must destroy those individuals’ responses.
Helpful poster - Symptoms of COVID-19
Teachers & Staff self-screen & report
- School systems are requiring teachers and staff to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming onto campus each day. The self screening should include teachers and staff taking their own temperature. Teachers and staff must report to the school system if they themselves have COVID-19 symptoms or are lab confirmed with COVID-19, and, if so, they must remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry.
- They must report to the school system if they have had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19, as defined at the end of this document, and, if so, must remain off campus until the 14-day incubation period has passed.
Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19
- Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19 (listed below) must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school system screens the individual to determine any of the below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:
- at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
- the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are met:
- In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.
- If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the individual must either (a) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or (b) receive two separate confirmations at least 24 hours apart that they are free of COVID via acute infection tests at an approved COVID-19 testing location found at https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/