As we approach the beginning of the 2021-2022 School year, we want to ensure that you remain abreast of the measures that Chilton ISD will continues to take to ensure that our students, staff, and community remains safe. The most comprehensive information for Chilton ISD can be found in the Continuity of Services Plan at the website listed below:
Actions if Individuals with Test-Confirmed Cases Have Been in School
- Parent notification and contact tracing process will begin by campus or district administrator.
- The school with notify the local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of ADA and FERPA.
- The school will submit weekly report to Texas Department of State Health Services via online form.
Per GA-38, school systems cannot require students or staff to wear a mask. However, the Chilton ISD encourages all students, staff, and community members on school grounds to wear masks as a means to protect our students and staff members.
Students who test positive for COVID
As provided in this Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Rule, school systems must exclude students from attending school in person who are actively sick with COVID-19 or who have received a positive test result for COVID-19. Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is test-confirmed with COVID-19 until the conditions for re-entry are met.
Students who are close contacts
As a reference, close contact determinations are generally based on guidance outlined by the CDC, which notes that individuals who are vaccinated are not considered close contacts. If Chilton ISD is made aware that a student is a close contact, the school system will notify the student’s parents.
Parents of students who are determined to be close contacts of an individual with COVID-19 may opt to keep their students at home during the recommended stay-at-home period.
For individuals who are determined to be close contacts, a 14-day stay-at-home period was previously advised by the CDC based on the incubation period of the virus. CDC has since updated their guidance, and the stay-at-home period can end for students experiencing no symptoms on Day 10 after close contact exposure, if no subsequent COVID-19 testing is performed.
Alternately, students can end the stay-at-home period if they receive a negative result from a PCR acute infection test after the close contact exposure ends.