Victoria ISD Covid-19 Updates

Skip to main content

Safety Protocols

PLEASE NOTE: 
The details below are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities and/or health officials or as environmental conditions change.

Click on the drop down arrows below for more information on each protocol.

Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will promote a healthy learning and work environment for students and staff.
 
Daily Campus Cleaning Expectations
  • Each classroom and restroom will be disinfected daily.
  • All high touch areas will be disinfected daily.
  • Cleaning cloths will be changed for each classroom and common area to maximize room to room cleanliness.
  • Custodians will wear masks and gloves during work hours.
  • Staff will have access to disinfectant wipes to sanitize working surfaces and shared objects after each use and during breaks in instruction.
Additional Cleaning Measure for Covid-19 Positive Cases on Campus
  • If a classroom or facility is closed due to COVID-19 spread, quaternary disinfectant, which is recommended for use on the virus that causes COVID-19, will be used to defog and disinfect.
  • Custodial staff will defog and disinfect classrooms, restrooms, the athletic indoor turf field, weight room and all additional areas in the entire building.
Campuses will utilize virtual meeting options to limit campus visitors when possible. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering during substantial and moderate transmission levels. Individuals who proceed beyond the reception area will follow specific guidelines for visitors.
 
Visitor Screening/PPE Requirements
  • All individuals entering the building will be required to wear face coverings as deemed by LEA and or local government agency.
  • Individuals proceeding beyond the reception area will be subject to the following guidelines:
  • Virtual meetings will be available when possible.
  • Visitors and staff will maintain physical distancing for ARD and other meetings in smaller conference areas.
  • Visitors will be allowed limited access to a designated area in the building.
Protective measures, including the use of face coverings, will be determined by the level of disease activity of COVID-19. The District will rely on data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Victoria County Health Center and Texas Education Agency to determine the disease activity level and the appropriate protective measures. The disease activity level categories below are based on the recommendations of local and state health officials. The District will develop a process to alert students, parents and staff of the disease activity level and when face coverings must be worn.
 
Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to campus administration.
Frequent disinfection and hand sanitation will ensure health and wellness of students and staff.
 
Hand Washing/Sanitizing Expectations
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available at the main entry to the campus, in classrooms, in the cafeteria and in common areas throughout the campus.
  • Staff will be expected to regularly wash or sanitize their hands.
  • Requirement for hand washing and/or use of VISD-provided hand sanitizer:
    • Provide hand sanitizer upon entry to classroom and periodic teacher reminders during instructional day.
    • Thorough hand washing upon return from outdoors, before eating, following restroom breaks.
Disinfecting Expectations
  • Staff will have access to disinfectant wipes to sanitize high-touch and working surfaces and shared objects regularly.
  • Staff will limit the use of shared supplies when possible.
Student or Staff Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms
  • When a student has displayed symptoms of COVID-19, the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to determine if and when a student needs to be sent home.
  • Students who are ill will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within 30 minutes and no later than 1 hour from the time the campus contacted the student’s parent/guardian.
  • Other students will be removed from the classroom and taken to an alternate location on campus (e.g. go on a walk outside, move to a different classroom, etc.) so that the classroom can be disinfected.
  • District communication will be provided to the parents of students who came in contact with a COVID-19 positive student or staff member.
  • Staff members displaying COVID-19 symptoms will follow district protocols including isolation from students and other staff members.
  • Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to submit a letter of good health from a physician's office prior to returning to school.
  • Students or staff who come into close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual will be asked to self-quarantine according to current guidelines and may not return to campus during that time.
All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly and individuals who present with symptoms will be separated and sent home.
 
Expectations
  • Staff will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work each day. 
  • Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school.
  • Teachers will monitor students and refer to the nurse if symptoms are present.