Lamar CISD Coronavirus Information

Mar 05, 2020 | Community Relations

Lamar CISD is aware of the presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Fort Bend County. The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority and we are working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Fort Bend County Health Department to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases.

We do not want any students or staff coming to school sick.

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Lamar CISD will suspend perfect attendance rules for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, 2019-2020 perfect attendance recognition will be from August 26, 2019 – March 3, 2020. Please note that compulsory attendance law still applies.

Lamar CISD will also suspend exam exemption criteria related to Spring attendance for Spring 2020 exams. All other campus criteria for exam exemptions still apply. Please note that compulsory attendance law still applies.

Concerns regarding all medically fragile students will be handled on a case-by-case basis and parents should consult with their child’s school nurse.

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help in the spread of respiratory viruses. Lamar CISD schools will continue to do the following:

  • Monitor all student and staff symptoms of a fever (100-degree Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache and generalized fatigue. Students and staff who have a fever will be sent home from school and be asked to remain at home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
  • Encourage parents/guardians to not send students to school if they are sick.
  • Teach students and staff effective handwashing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Teach students not to share personal items and to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or their upper sleeve if a tissue is unavailable.
  • Proper disposal of tissues/paper towels in receptacles.

In addition, the District continually sanitizes all campuses on a rotating schedule with a hospital-grade EMist process.

Again, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to partner with the CDC and Fort Bend County Health Department for additional information and guidance and will share updates as necessary.

For more information on the COVID-19 coronavirus, families are encouraged to visit the CDC website.

For additional resources, please see the following:
- CDC: Situation Summary 
- Texas Health and Human Services: Coronavirus
Fort Bend Health Emergency Preparedness 
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