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Gladewater ISD releases response plan in the event of coronavirus threat

The district will keep students, parents and staff informed throughout the entire process.
Credit: Gladewater ISD

GLADEWATER, Texas — Gladewater Independent School District has released a response plan in the event coronavirus becomes a local threat.

The detailed plan is outlined below:

GISD Level 1: Alert Status (No reported cases in the area)

  • Continue to monitor attendance and communicate with local, county and sate health department/officials
  • Communicate to parents to keep sick children home
  • Communicate to staff to stay home if sick
  • Communicate online and to campuses the precautions to avoid spreading any known virus
  • Frequently clean common areas including door hardware, bus seats, etc.
  • Comply with any and all local, county and/or state advisories and/or directives

GISD Level 2: Alert and Precautions (Cases in the region, but not in the local area)

  • Continue to monitor attendance and communicate with local, county and state health department/officials
  • Communicate to parents to keep sick children home
  • Communicate to staff to stay home if sick
  • Potentially limit all unnecessary travel
  • Potentially limit large gatherings to only essential events or consider postponing essential events
  • Potentially limit/restrict outside visitors and guests
  • Comply with any and all local, county and/or state advisories and/or directives

GISD Level 3: Response and Mitigation (Reported local cases)

  • Consider closing campuses, district auxiliary departments and district offices 
  • Communicate to parents the extent of closures, length and school work accommodations
  • In the event of camps and/or departmental closures, communicate to staff which staff members are to report to duty to maintain services (if any)
  • Cancel all school events and facility rentals
  • Cancel all travel
  • Cancel all events
  • Clean and disinfect all areas
  • Comply with any and all local, county and/or state advisories and/or directives

The district will keep students, parents and staff informed throughout the entire process.

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