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  • Current Status: Yellow

    The information below is Pearland ISD's health response protocols as we begin the 2021-22 school year. Due to changing metrics and health trends, we anticipate possible changes and revisions to our operating procedures as the school year progresses.

    Pearland ISD will continue to consult with and review the guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as well as local, state and national public health officials. Additionally, any order issued by the governor’s office will be followed. Due to changing metrics and health trends, we anticipate possible changes and revisions to our operating procedures as the school year progresses. When Pearland ISD looks to modify operation, a committe of professionals will review multiple indicators and strategies to determine our COVID-19 response, to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our students, staff and community. CDC guidance emphasizes students should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place. Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in fall 2021 is a priority. 

    Pearland ISD will review COVID-19 data from Brazoria County and individual district facilities as indicators for appropriate operational response. The Superintendent will make decisions to adjust COVID-19 response based on the data. The indicators on the Pearland ISD Indicators and Thresholds chart are not a comprehensive list of the indicators used to make operational decisions. Pearland ISD will weigh all factors before an operational decision is made.

Pearland ISD Indicators and Thresholds

  • The district will use several indicators and thresholds to make decisions on COVID protocols, including but not limited to community positivity rate, vaccination rates, hospital rates, and local clustering and outbreak data. Not one indicator will be used, and the district will weigh all factors and collaborate with local and state authorities, before any decisions are made to change protocol levels.

    View Pearland ISD's Indicators and Thresholds

     Response Levels 

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General Health Protocols

    • All individuals are responsible for ensuring that a daily health self-screening occurs prior to boarding school transportation or entering a facility.
    • All individuals should practice appropriate hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.  
    • Practice thorough hand washing and remind students to wash their hands as often as possible for 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not feasible. 
    • Improve ventilation to the extent possible to increase circulation of outdoor air, increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants.  
    • Routine and frequent cleaning and disinfecting will continue at all district facilities including on school buses. 
    • Custodial staffing will focus on the cleaning of high touch surfaces. 
    • Deep cleaning process after report of positive case. 

Prevention & Mitigation Strategies

  • Masks

  • Social Distancing

  • Food Service

  • Transportation

  • Water Fountains

  • Visitors

  • Athletics, Fine Arts & Other Extracurricular Activities

  • COVID-19 Vaccination

  • COVID-19 Testing

Isolation & Quarantine Timeframes

  • Positive Case (Isolation)

  • Close Contacts (Quarantine)

FAQs

  • Where and how do I get a COVID-19 Rapid Test?

  • What positive cases are reported on the District Dashboard and how does a case become recovered?

  • What should I do if I receive a COVID-19 Classroom Notification Letter?

  • Why did I receive a close contact phone call and what am I supposed to do?

  • Are masks going to be required?

  • Will there be a remote learning option for the 2021-22 school year?

  • What are the cleaning procedures for the 2021-22 school year?

  • Will students, employees and visitors need to self-screen prior to coming to a campus or district facility?

  • Will students be sent home for only fever or for any COVID symptom?

  • Will there be COVID testing in the nurse's office this year?

  • How will my student receive instruction if they test positive or have to isolate?

  • Updated 09/17/21

  •  COVID-19 Dashboard

  • COVID-19 Rapid Test