After thoroughly consulting with health experts, receiving more guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), meeting with the COVID-19 Advisory Task Force and hearing from the community at large, Mansfield ISD administration has made the decision to continue the requirement of masks while reducing the quarantine time for students and staff to 10 days following an exposure to COVID-19.
Face Masks: The proper face mask (over the nose and mouth) will still be required for all staff members and students in grades 4-12. Students in younger grades will still be highly encouraged to wear them as well. Practices like frequent handwashing, social distancing and frequent disinfecting have not changed.
Ten-Day Quarantine: Effective Monday, March 8, the quarantine time for an exposed individual will be 10 days if he/she has not developed any symptoms during that period. Upon return to district facilities, the quarantined individual must be monitored daily for symptoms and be properly and consistently masked, regardless of grade level (grades PK-12), for days 11-14. Please be patient with us as we update the district's website and all internal and external documents to reflect this revision. Read more about quarantine waivers.
The safety of students, staff and families will always be top priority. As we continue to review state guidance, work with local health officials and evaluate our protocols, we will communicate any changes or decisions.
MISD will continue tracking the data and remain in talks with local health officials to ensure the well-being of the community is at the forefront of every decision made. Any further updates will be communicated accordingly.