A Letter From Dr. Waldrip Regarding COVID-19

Mar 09, 2020

Frisco ISD Parents and Guardians,

It has come to our attention that an individual in our Tadlock parent community has tested positive for COVID-19. Over 1 million test kits have been sent to state health departments around the country and we fully expect to see the number of positive COVID-19 cases dramatically rise in the coming weeks.  

Frisco ISD is currently working with the Collin County Health Department and Denton County Public Health on additional steps to help contain further exposure to our community for when our students return to school from spring break. We encourage our families to keep children at home when they are sick or experiencing a fever. 

The CDC recommends the following steps to reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 virus:

  • Proper handwashing (soap and water for 20 seconds and hand sanitizer in between)

  • Washing hands after certain activities, including bathroom breaks or recess and before lunch

  • Cough and sneeze etiquette (cough into the upper sleeve or use tissue and dispose of it properly)

  • Keeping hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

  • Staying home if sick

Upon returning from spring break, and any time your child has been sick, students must be free of fever for 24 hours, without Tylenol or Advil, and not vomiting or had diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Children who are prescribed antibiotics for bacterial infections can return 24 hours after starting the prescription.

For updated Frisco ISD communication regarding COVID-19, please check the FISD Health Services page where you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will be updated as the district has more information.

Frisco ISD asks for any students or employees who travel to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan over spring break or any additional countries added to the CDC Level 2 and 3 list over spring break to stay home for 14 days after your return from travel. The District will work with each family impacted during this extended absence period to resolve any attendance issues due to the self-quarantine from travel. 

The district continues to monitor the CDC’s list of countries with travel alerts and we ask that you stay aware of any additional areas that may be added to the list in the near future. 

Student and staff safety is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services for additional information and guidance and will share information with you regarding any updates.

Sincerely,
Dr. Mike Waldrip

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