Gladewater ISD will follow guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and state and local health agencies. This document will be updated as the situation evolves and guidance changes. Our priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community.
Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19:
1. 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:
This document refers to “close contact” with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. The definition of close contact is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19, and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency. In general, close contact is defined as:
For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19:
Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.
However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who developed COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months and has recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) does not need to stay home.
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