Dallas County recently lowered the COVID-19 risk level from red to orange as cases continue to decrease in our area. This week, the FDA released an approved vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11.
The district is partnering with various organizations to operate a series of vaccine clinics at various elementary schools, set to begin later this month.
Once students are fully vaccinated, there is a 6- to 8-week period before immunity is achieved. We understand the approaching holiday season is one of the highest transmission periods for virus spread.
As such, we are excited to offer a series of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for ages 5 and up on a rotating basis this school year.
The following eight clinics will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 20, for the first dose, and Saturday, Dec. 11, for the second dose:
David G. Burnet Elementary School
3200 Kinkaid Drive, Dallas, TX 75220
Cedar Crest Elementary School
2020 Mouser St., Dallas, TX 75203
Gilbert Cuellar Sr. Elementary School
337 Pleasant Vista Drive, Dallas, TX 75217
Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School
2808 Running Duke Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006
Umphrey Lee Elementary School
7808 Racine Drive, Dallas, TX 75232
Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy
5314 Boaz St., Dallas, TX 75209
Charles Rice Learning Center
2425 Pine St., Dallas, TX 75215
Solar Preparatory School for Girls
2617 N Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Mask protocol remains
Data shows our mask requirement has helped keep the percentage of positive cases down, and Dallas ISD is one of the districts with the lowest transmission rates compared to districts without one. For now, we will continue the mask protocol for students, staff, and visitors inside facilities. However, the district will continue to monitor data and reassess in mid-December.
The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority, and we will continue working closely with Dallas County Health and Human Services to reassess should the threat level continue to decrease or rise again.