Frequently Asked Questions
  • GCCISD follows the guidance and expertise of Harris County Public Health, Department of State and Health Services and Centers for Disease Control to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. GCCISD will continue to be in communication with our local partners and remain ready to take appropriate measures and follow guidelines given to us when needed. School Health services is closely monitoring all developments and is in communication with health officials.

     

    Our Campus custodial staff will continue to clean campuses each day to help offset the spread of communicable diseases; however, it takes all of us to ensure healthy school environment. 

     

    By following these guidelines you can help slow the spread of COVID-19:

     

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth.
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

     

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  • 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-diarrheal medication).
    • Receiving the flu vaccine.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, our Health Services has added additional screening for new enrolling students.
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
       - If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses with these actions.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
    • Wear a mask or face covering over the nose and mouth.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • CDC provides recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. These are called travel notices and are based on assessment of the potential health risks involved with traveling to a certain area.

     

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