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TEA releases back to school guidelines

July 07, 2020 - 16:19
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This afternoon, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released pandemic guidelines for the upcoming 20-21 school year. 

The 9-page long list of guidelines includes information on how instructions can be conducted, school activities, masks, and more. 

Among the guidance in the document, TEA states teachers and staff will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 before going to campus each day. This includes taking their own temperature and reporting to school officials if they find themselves with symptoms or a positive test. Additionally, they must report if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. If so, the teacher or staff member must remain off campus for two weeks.

Students who have COVID-19 or have come in close contact are also asked to stay home and enroll in virtual learning. School systems are allowed to also screen their students before entering campus, if need be. Visitors can not enter the campus without a pre-screening test.

See the entire document here:

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/covid19-SY-20-21-Public-Health-Guidance.pdf