Covid Notification
Covid Notifications

Notification of a Test-Confirmed Case
Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, NISD will notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participate in any on-campus activities. NISD will have a 3-tiered notification process as outlined below:

Tier 1 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, communication will be sent out to all teachers, staff, and families of students who are assigned to that specific campus. This includes families of students who have elected Remote Learning in addition to those who are attending In-Person learning. A copy of the Tier 1 notification letter can be found here.

Tier 2 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, communication will be sent out to all teachers, staff, and families of students, who are enrolled in any class or activity with the individual who has the test-confirmed COVID-19 case. Teachers, staff and students sharing a room with the test-confirmed may meet the definition of having close contact with the case. Those receiving this letter will be required to monitor themselves and if they begin to have any COVID-19 symptoms, they will need to quarantine and contact their campus. A copy of the Tier 2 notification letter can be found here.

Tier 3 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, the Campus COVID Contact will begin an investigation. If the results of this investigation provide that close contact was confirmed with any teachers, staff, or students, those specific individuals will receive communication requiring them to quarantine. A copy of the Tier 3 notification letter can be found here.


Close Contact

Close Contact Defined

  • Close contact is defined as: 
    • (a) Being directly exposed to infectious secretions. (e.g., being coughed on)
      Or
    • (b) Being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomatology may affect this determination.
  • Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case,defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are test-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two-days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again.