Carroll ISD COVID Cases
Lab-Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases
Lab-Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases - Summer June/July
CISD is committed to transparency as we communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. However it does take time to asacertain facts and details of a reported case when we learn about it, and we ask your patience as we work to first take care of the individuals who test positive and anyone in which they may have come into close contact. These individuals are contacted directly by their supervisor and also by Tarrant County Health Department.
Cases will be communicated via email directly to the employees and parents at each campus. Numbers will also be posted to the dashboard on this website when CISD is notified of lab-confirmed cases. Notices to all Dragon families will be included in the daily eBlasts.
Carroll ISD reports positive cases to the Tarrant County Health Department and relies on their guidance and recommendations regarding self-isolation and quarantine requirements for anyone they deem as "close contacts." The definition of close contact according to the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Education Agency is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19, and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency. In general, close contact is defined as:
- being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
- being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 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 symptomology 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 lab-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.
Close contacts should follow the stay at home protocol as outlined by the CDC. COVID-19 testing for close contacts is not necessary, as negative test results can occur at any time while the virus is incubating. The role of schools in identifying close contacts is to provide relevant information to local health departments, not to determine close contacts in the absence of public health guidance.
Although the district discloses case information to TCHD, we must maintain confidentiality for the individual who tests positive. We will, however, provide a few case details that can be seen by the general public if you click on the link to a specific campus.
The contact at your campus if you or someone in your household experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 is the school nurse. Cases will be reported to the Campus Principal, Lead Nurse, and to Central Office to ensure appropriate notifications and cleaning protocols are followed.