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ELKHART I.S.D. STAFF RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Scenario 1: A staff member tests positive for COVID-19:
● The staff member will fill out a form located on EISD website under
the “STAFF” tab.
● The staff member will share this completed form with the
principal/director, Dr. Smith,Tana Herring, Beverly Holliday and Mrs.
Glenn.
● The staff member will be quarantined for 10 days, starting with
confirmed diagnosis.

Scenario 2: A staff member is exposed to a lab-confirmed positive case of
COVID-19:
● IF the staff member has been in close proximity with the positive
case, AND has NOT worn a mask/face shield during that proximity,
the staff member will be quarantined for 14 days.
● The staff member will fill out the form on EISD website under
“STAFF” tab, and share with the principal/director, Dr. Smith, Tana
Herring, and Beverly Holliday.

Scenario 3: A staff member has symptoms of fever at 100 degrees or
higher, OR one other symptom out of the ordinary for COVID-19:
● The staff member will fill out a form on Elkhart ISD website under
“STAFF” tab on the website.
● The staff member is required to take a COVID-19 test.
● The staff member will be required to stay quarantined until test results
are returned or another diagnosis is given by a doctor.

(FROM T.E.A.’s Website):
Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19
1. Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19;
or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19, (see separate document of
symptoms) must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return
to campus until the school system screens the individual to determine any of the
below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:
a. In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the
individual may return to school when all three of the following criteria are
met:
i. At least one day, (24 hours) has passed since recovery (resolution
of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
ii. The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough,
shortness of breath); and
iii. At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared
b. In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19
and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for
COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the
individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed
the same three-step set of criteria listed above.
c. If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to
return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the
individual must either (1) obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the
individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis, or (2) obtain an
acute infection test at an approved testing location
http://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/ that comes back negative for COVID-19.

Definition of “CLOSE CONTACT” (From TEA’s website)
This document refers to “close contact” with an individual who is test-confirmed
to have COVID-19.
The definition of close contact is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19,
and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency.
In general, close contact is defined as: a. being directly exposed to infectious
secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or b. being within 6 feet for a largely
uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a
day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact
masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have
been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and
case symptomatology may affect this determination.
Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of
the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset.
In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are test-confirmed with COVID-19, the
infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing
for 10 days following the confirmation lab test.

Covid-19 Testing Sites

  • CVS - By appointment only. Results in 6-10 days. 1919 S Texas, TX-256 Loop, Palestine, TX 75801
  • Christus Trinity Clinic – Magnolia Medical Plaza 3201 TX-256 Loop, Palestine, TX 75801
  • Crossroads Family Care - 4002 S, TX-256 Loop Suite K, Palestine, TX 75801 (903) 729-3015
  • Integrity Urgent Care - 1115 E Tyler Street, Athens (No physician referral required; No appointment required; No drive-thru testing)
  • Family First Urgent Care - 2114 East Rusk Street, Jacksonville (No physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; Drive-thru testing)
  • Excel ER - 120 East Loop 281, Longview (Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • HealthCARE Express - 1509 West Loop 281, Longview (No physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • Hospitality Health ER - 3111 McCann Road, Longview (No physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • Louis Morgan Drugs No. 1 - 1900 South High Street, Longview (Testing by appointment only)
  • Quest Diagnostics - 603 North Second Street, Longview (Physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • Quest Diagnostics - 503 Gaslight Boulevard, Lufkin (Physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • HealthCARE Express - 711 East End Boulevard South, Marshall (No physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; Drive-thru testing)
  • MedPost Urgent Care - 1305 North Street, Nacogdoches (No physician referral required; No appointment required; No drive-thru testing)
  • Exceptional ER - 2222 East Southeast Loop 323, Tyler (No appointment necessary; You do have to go in to get a test)
  • Hospitality Health ER - 3943 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler (Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • Quest Diagnostics - 822 South Fleishel Avenue, Tyler (Physician referral required; Testing by appointment only; No drive-thru testing)
  • Aurora Concepts – 1261 E Loop 304, Crockett, TX 75835, 9365440123