Motley County ISD Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Re-entry Plan
See the school's plan for COVID-19 related protocol by clicking on the M C ISD Safe Return link on the home page
MC ISD PROTOCOL FOR POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES
The CDC and TEA have different rules and guidelines. School districts have to follow TEA guidelines. Some rules are different for students and employees. If a student tests positive, they must be out for 10 days. If a staff member tests positive, they must be out for 5 days. The day they test or develop symptoms counts as day 0. When they come back, they must be fever free for 24 hours without medication and symptom free. If there is a sibling in the same household as someone who tested positive, they must quarantine for 5 days. When they come back they must be fever free for 24 hours without medication and symptom free. When we get confirmation that a student has tested positive, we will contact parents of students who may have had close contact with that student. The parents have the option of keeping their child at home or sending them to school. If they do elect to send them to school, we ask that the parents monitor for symptoms and do not send them to school if they exhibit any symptoms. If a staff member is a close contact, they can elect to stay at home or stay at school. If they chose to come to work, they should get tested periodically. Students and staff that are close contacts will have their temperature taken when they come back. We may take their temperature periodically for 5 days after they return. If a student develops symptoms or has a temperature reading over 100 while at school, parents will be contacted and the child sent home. Students and staff are always welcome to wear a mask at any time especially when they return from quarantine. Wearing a mask is not a requirement.