Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Last Updated: July 28, 2020
All Mansfield ISD students will start school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 as planned, but instruction will be given solely online until Sept. 8.
After the latest news from Attorney General Ken Paxton, which stated that a local health authority may not issue sweeping school closure orders, Mansfield ISD has decided to move up the date for the start of in-person instruction.
All Mansfield ISD students will start school on Wednesday, Aug. 12 as planned, but instruction will be given solely online until Sept. 8. (In-person instruction previously was going to start on Sept. 28).
Also as part of the order, all school-sponsored events and extracurricular activities, including athletics and fine arts, can only take place remotely or outdoors with face coverings and the appropriate social distancing.
All students will be instructed remotely until Sept. 8. Some flexibility has been provided for offering in-person special education instruction in limited circumstances to students whose individual education plans (IEPs) cannot be implemented remotely. To ensure students have the necessary devices for the start of the school year, a device distribution service has been established.
View the categories below for further details.
The safety and well-being of students, families and staff will remain Mansfield ISD’s top priority. MISD works closely with Tarrant County Public Health to stay aware of the latest local developments and will remain in talks with state and local health officials to ensure the proper health protocols are in place at all times.
Letters to the Community
- August 11, 2020 - Student Device Pickup Changed to Home Delivery
- August 9, 2020 - Student Device Distribution: Extended Dates, Times, New Locations
- July 29, 2020 - Fall Reopening 2020 Update
Ways to Stop the Spread
With good hygiene etiquette, we can all do their part to prevent the spread of this illness and other contagious diseases:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Use good coughing and sneezing etiquette.
- Properly dispose of used tissue in the proper containers.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home from school or work if you are sick, especially if running a fever.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Community resources, including childcare services and remote learning center programs, are being offered as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. View the comprehensive list here.
- Individuals who may be feeling stressed, anxious or fearful can view a list of resources to improve their emotional wellness here.
Please review the websites below for factual information about the coronavirus.
- Tarrant County Public Health
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Awareness (en español)
This page will be updated as needed to equip the public with the latest information.