In an effort to keep our parents, staff and community informed, the dashboard below will be updated daily to reflect active cases in Columbia-Brazoria ISD. Cases are divided into three categories:
Lab-confirmed Positive Case:
An individual who receives a positive test result
Experiencing COVID-19 Related Symptoms:
Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:
Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F
Loss of taste or smell
Cough, Difficulty breathing or Shortness of breath
Sore throat, Congestion or Runny nose
Shaking or exaggerated shivering
Muscle or body aches
Diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting
Close Contact with a Lab-Confirmed Case:
Close contact is defined as either of the following occurring at any time in the last 14 days when the infected individual was infectious:
a. being directly exposed to fluids from the mouth or nose (e.g., being coughed on); or
b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes
Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset until 10 days after symptoms begin or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test until 10 days after the test.
In accordance with TEA guidelines, this dashboard serves as written notification of active COVID-19 cases on campus.
In addition to the active case information provided on the dashboard, following established guidelines and our communications protocols, we will notify any individuals within 24 hours who may have come in close contact (as defined by TEA) with a lab-confirmed positive case on campus. If you are not directly contacted, then you were not someone who was identified as having close contact. Those who were identified as being in close contact will be given direction on the process for returning to the building.
Response to a Positive Case:
If a student begins displaying symptoms during the day, they must immediately be separated until they can be picked up by their parent or guardian; staff members will be asked to leave the building immediately. The areas used by that individual will be closed off, cleaned and disinfected before the next day.
The district has trained employees and protocols in place to deploy as needed for cleaning during an outbreak on campus. In addition, TEA has allowed for up to a five day closure, if needed, to deep clean the entire campus.