(Updated 2.10.22)
Please refer to most recent Return to School Plan (RTSP) for most recent protocols. Information continues to change as CDC and health authority guidelines are updated. 
(Updated 7.21.20)

A full guidance document is being finalized and is forthcoming.

SBCISD Employee Procedure -
When Exhibiting Symptoms, In Close Contact, or Diagnosed with COVID-19

Step 1: Employee identifies they are exhibiting symptoms, has come into close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 or is diagnosed with COVID-19 through a COVID-19 test, or is in the same household as someone who is diagnosed with  COVID-19 or pending COVID-19 test results.

Step 2a: If the employee is at home: Employee must notify their immediate supervisor and Human Resources (HR) via email to  [email protected] or by phone at (956) 361-6150. The employee will not be able to report to work or enter any district building until cleared by a medical provider or by Human Resources Office.

Step 2b: If the employee is at work: Employee notifies their immediate supervisor and HR via email to [email protected] or by phone at (956) 361-6150. The employee must separate themselves from their colleagues, leave their work site and contact their medical provider.

(Further Guidance to be Provided by Melyssa Jalomo, HR Specialist [email protected] )

Close Contact

This document refers to “close contact” with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency. For clarity, close contact is defined as:

a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield); or

b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, regardless if wearing a mask or face shield;

if either occurred at any time in the last 14 days at the same time the infected individual was infectious. Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test.


COVID-19 Symptoms for Screening:

-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Repeated shaking with chills
-Muscle pain
-Sore throat
-Loss of taste or smell
-Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
-Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19