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Communicable Diseases

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Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria that people spread to one another through contact with contaminated surfaces, bodily fluids, blood products, insect bites or through the air. A full list of conditions can be found here.

Because the safety and well-being of our students and staff members will always be Mansfield ISD’s top priority, the district will remain vigilant to help prevent and mitigate the spread of any communicable disease.

The following ongoing protocols will be adhered to for the safety of students, staff members and families to prevent and mitigate the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Face coverings will be optional for students, staff and visitors.
     
  • Parents and staff will be required to report confirmed positive communicable disease cases, including COVID, to campus administration or their supervisor.
    • Per Tarrant County Public Health, staff and students with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be required to isolate at home for 10 days from the date of symptom onset or from the date of a positive test if no symptoms are present.
       
  • Bottle filling stations are available at campuses. Students and staff may bring refillable water bottles with them to campus.
  • Students and staff members will be encouraged to remain home when sick.
    • Daily self-screening at home is always highly encouraged. The following symptoms are common ailments to look for before deciding to come to school:
      • New onset of severe headache (especially with a fever)
      • Abnormal taste and/or smell
      • Abdominal pain
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
      • Sore throat
      • Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
         
  • Efforts to increase hand washing and hand sanitizing will remain in effect.
     
  • Restrooms, handrails and other common areas will continue to be cleaned regularly.
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MISD closely monitors events concerning communicable diseases and will follow the guidance and recommendations of state and local health officials regarding them.

For more information about infectious disease prevention, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services webpage.