10 Things Parents Need to Know to Keep Schools COVID-Safe


Here are the top 10 things parents need to know to keep our schools COVID-safe.

  1. Safety is our top priority when schools start Aug. 2, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16. Check your school’s start date at: www.dallasisd.org/schoolcalendars.
  2. Masks are optional; however, we recommend face coverings for all.
  3. PPE, including masks and hand sanitizer, will be available at every campus.
  4. We will maintain 3 feet of social distancing (6 feet where appropriate).
  5. Handwashing is an important and recommended prevention strategy.
  6. Students and staff should self-check temperature each day and stay home when ill; no on-site temperature checks will be done.
  7. Vaccines will remain available for eligible staff and students.
  8. Enhanced cleaning and ventilation will continue, including weekly disinfecting of campuses.
  9. Rapid testing will continue to be offered for students and staff.
  10. Contact tracing for positive cases will continue, in collaboration with the Dallas County Health Department.*

*We will continue to follow updated safety guidelines based on the direction of the CDC and the Dallas County Health Department.


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