COVID Response and Protocols

COVID protocols and requirements for the 2021-22 school year have not been finalized, and will be based on both Texas requirements and recommendations from public health experts. As those requirements and guidelines become available, RISD will be able to finalize planning for 2021-22. RISD is planning for as close to a normal school year for face to face students as is safely possible.

Summer programs and activities
Parents, students and staff should self-monitor for symptoms and not attend summer school activities if experiencing COVID symptoms that are not diagnosed by a healthcare provider as unrelated to COVID. Completion of a daily online health screener is not required.

Summer program/activity students or staff will be excluded with recommended quarantine if they:

  • Test Positive for COVID-19
  • Are experiencing COVID like symptoms (without an alternate diagnosis)
  • Have a household member who tests positive for COVID-19

Parents of students potentially exposed to a positive case at an RISD summer activity will be notified directly, and those students will not be excluded unless they are experiencing COVID symptoms or the parent chooses for the student to exclude/quarantine.

Masks are an optional choice for students and staff during summer programs and activities, and will be optional for the 2021-22 school year.

If positive cases begin to rise within a specific summer program/activity, RISD may reassess exposure protocols on a camp, activity, or program specific basis.

Parents may direct questions related to summer protocols to their summer program administrator or their camp/activity sponsor/coach.

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