Health, Safety, & Security Protocols

Health Protocols

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AISD continues to align with CDC Guidance

Staff and visitors are not required to wear face masks, when on school properties, unless they have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that masking be based on COVID-19 Community Levels.

  • Per CDC guidance, individuals with a positive COVID-19 result will be required to wear a mask for five days after returning from a five day quarantine/isolation.
  • Campus administrators will notify all families of positive cases on the campus. Individual classroom letters will no longer be sent
  • With masking now being optional, all students and staff at the campus may be considered close contacts when there is a positive case
  • Campus Administrators will not be required to track close
  • Any asymptomatic individual (except those who have tested positive) may remain at school as long as they are
  • Austin ISD will continue to follow CDC guidance and keep track of the COVID-19 community level in Austin Travis


  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Self-Screen

Everyone is welcome on campus whether they choose to wear a mask or not.

  • Face masks will continue to be provided for any student, staff, or visitor upon request.
  • For students who choose to wear a mask during physical activity, campuses will identify a special location for students for whom it becomes necessary to temporarily remove their.
  • Masks are optional, but encouraged during all athletic events and performances.
  • Guests at athletic events and performances are not required to wear a mask, whether indoor or outdoors.


There will be two-way traffic patterns in indoor and outdoor hallways.

Students should:

  • Avoid close contact
  • Not linger in hallways
  • Sanitize their hands as they enter a classroom


Campuses will continue to maintain both a Health Room and a Staging Room (or space) where students and staff who display symptoms that could possibly be associated with COVID-19 can be isolated.


  • Classrooms will be furnished as they would typically be furnished.
  • Small soft items (stuffed animals, pillows, etc.) that cannot be easily cleaned and may end up in a child’s mouth, should not be placed in classrooms.


  • Breakfast and lunch will be served on open trays.
  • Students will receive food by entering the serving line and then eating in the cafeteria (seating charts are no longer an expectation).


  • Students and teachers are encouraged to use the outdoor spaces.
  • Wearing a mask is optional at all times of the school day and whether indoors or outdoors.


Texas Education Agency Requirements

  • Conducted Summer Safety Audit
  • Conducted Exterior Door Safety Audit
  • Establish Campus Safety and Security Committee
  • Ensure Whole-Staff Safety Training
  • Schedule Mandatory Monthly Drills For Year

Local Campus Security Measures

Limited Access During Morning Arrival & Afternoon Dismissal
Secured Exterior Perimeter of Facility During the Day
Single Point Access During the Day (Secured Vestibule)
Verbal and Visual Entry Confirmation (Front Office Staff)
Required Visitor Check-In Process
Active Door Prop Alarms
Foster Culture of Awareness and Safety (Staff, Students, & Families)