KISD will now require students and staff to wear face coverings at all times
The following statement was released by the Kennedale Independent School District today, October 12, 2020.
Dear Wildcat Families,
Due to the recent increase in lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County and the surrounding areas, KISD will now require students and staff to wear face coverings at all times, regardless of the ability to social distance.
This preventative measure will also be enforced at all school-related events and while inside KISD facilities.
Please remember that all students and staff are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms each day before coming to a campus or district facility.
Please take your child’s temperature and make sure he/she is not experiencing any of the symptoms listed below. As we move into the season for allergies, sinus, colds, and flu, we ask that you take extra care to ensure you and your child are healthy when entering a campus or attending an event.
It is important to recognize that one lab-confirmed case on a campus could impact dozens of other students and staff members as close contacts, who must then remain home for a 14-day quarantine period per state requirements.
This is why it is imperative that staff and students do not come to school if they have symptoms.
Large numbers of close contacts on a campus could postpone or cancel extracurricular activities or, ultimately, impact a school’s ability to continue offering in-person learning.
If your child:
- Has had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 – also known as “close contact”
- Has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results
- Has received a lab-confirmed positive test result for COVID-19
- Is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Feeling feverish or have a measured temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Loss of taste or smell
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Chills, shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Please keep him/her home from school, activities, practices, rehearsals, etc., and contact your school nurse for the next steps.
Together, we can all help our schools and facilities to remain open and our activities to continue by proactively self-screening each day and following all health safety protocols while on campus.Thank you for your continued partnership and cooperation.