Azle ISD COVID-19 Response
This page will be used to provide updates regarding COVID-19 to our community throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the icon links listed below to review communication updates, district and campus re-entry plans and health safety protocols, a dashboard of COVID-19 cases in Azle ISD, Coronavirus resources, and more.
Possible COVID-19 Symptoms
**Individuals experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, or who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, should not be on campus or any school activities at any time. This includes any individual who may be waiting on lab/test results.**
Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to Coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Feeling feverish or have a measured temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list of symptoms was determined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and may be updated as more is learned about COVID-19.As a reminder, "close contact" is generally defined as:
- being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
- being within six feet for approximately 15 minutes throughout the course of a day.
Students who are identified as close contacts must be picked up within 30-60 minutes of notification.
Recommended Preventative Actions to Stop the Spread of Germs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend taking everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs, including the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe; and
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.