From the AISD website.
We’re releasing an overview of our health and safety protocols for the new school year. You can view the entire document below. As conditions continue to change, we will be updating our protocols.
We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment so that we can welcome each and every student back. The Centers for Disease and Prevention are backing the return to full in-person learning, and we’re ready to see your children in person again.
We’re also exploring how we can provide virtual learning options within the constraints of the governor’s restrictions. We’ll have more information on those options by Aug. 2.
We’re still in this pandemic and have a responsibility for each other’s safety. Austin Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recently updated their guidelines to recommend wearing a mask indoors for everyone, and our protocols reflect that recommendation.
We know what works. In summary:
- We know that the number one way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is masking. We strongly encourage wearing a mask when indoors (especially those who are unvaccinated).
- Stay home if you are sick and keep your child home if they are sick.
- Anyone who is sick will need to isolate at home for 10 days, unless you have a doctor’s note or a negative PCR test result confirming you’re healthy to return.
Be sure to read the full document so you’re fully aware of every measure we’re taking for your children.
Let’s continue to beat COVID and return to our schools for a joyful learning experience. Thank you for your continued work to keep Austin ISD healthy.