Important CISD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Please Report Student Spring Break Travel to CDC Identified Level 2 and 3 Countries
March 6, 2020
Coppell ISD is asking all employees, substitute teachers and students to report Spring Break Travel to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Identified Level 2 and 3 Countries. Parents and guardians are asked to inform their schools. Employees are asked to report this information to their supervisors and substitute teachers are to report this travel their coordinator. The CISD community is asked to report Spring Break travel to countries with some level of CDC warnings or restrictions, which as of today (March 6) are China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan. To date, there have been no restrictions for domestic travel.
The district continues to monitor the CDC’s list of countries via www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/ and will share updates if additional countries are added to this list over Spring Break. Additional areas may be added to the list in the near future. Please see this letter from the Superintendent for more information.
If a student travels to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan over Spring Break, parents and guardians are asked to send in written notification of their child’s travel to one of these countries to their campus secretary or registrar. CISD employees, substitute teachers and students who travel to these countries or any additional countries added to the CDC Level 2 and 3 list over Spring Break will be asked to stay home for 14 days after CISD returns from Spring Break — from March 16-30 — and not to return to school or work until March 31 or when cleared by the school nurse or CISD Human Resources.
We understand that the current attendance guidelines do not address situations such as this, therefore, we must have notification that travel to one of these countries has impacted your specific child in an effort to address their attendance once they are able to return. We will work with each family impacted during this extended absence period.
Please note, Coppell ISD is not the only school district in the area taking this action.
Our registered nurses on all of our campuses have protocols in place to manage any students showing symptoms. We also continue to work closely with health department officials to navigate this changing situation.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).