• Fort Bend ISD administration closely monitor events concerning Flu Season, Enterovirus D68 and the Ebola Virus Disease and will follow recommended protocols provided by the Center for Disease Control and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department.
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Preventing the Spread of Infection

  • The District takes the following measures to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff:
    • Continuously educate students, staff, and community members about the importance of frequent hand washing; covering a cough or sneeze; not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; staying home when ill; and other measures to prevent the spread of all communicable disease;
    • Routinely disinfect campuses with Virex II 256 cleaner which is effective against multiple disease-causing viruses and bacteria;
    • Monitor students for symptoms and refer students to the school nurse for assessment as appropriate;
    • School nurses exclude students from school attendance according to Department of State Heath Services Guidelines; and  
    • Work with Fort Bend County Health and Human Services' Epidemiology Branch for any suspected case of a "Reportable Condition.
    Parents and guardians can help to keep their child, our schools, and community healthy by:
    • Observing their child for signs of infection which may include coughing, colds, fever, itching on the skin and scalp and unusual rashes.
    • Keeping sick students at home and seeking medical attention for severe illness.
    • Reinforcing the importance of good hand hygiene.
    • Adopting healthy practices, such as disposing of used tissues, coughing into a sleeve rather than into a hand, and not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Keeping children home until free of fever for 24 hours (without the aid of fever reducing medication)
    • Keeping children home until diarrhea free for 24 hours (without the aid of anti-diarrehal medication)
    • Receiving the flu vaccine