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Schools

Schools

Reporting COVID-19 Cases

Schools are required to report COVID-19 cases to the Department of Public Health and can fill out the “School District Report Form” and submit the document via fax or email at the following:

Fax: (915) 212-0170

Email: Schools_Inquiries@elpasotexas.gov

School Closure Guidance

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) in collaboration with El Paso area public and private schools have created a Guidance document on school closures for in-person instruction that includes decision thresholds:

Recommendations for Schools (December 2021)

Additional Guidance

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health, The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage schools to follow the recommendations below:

Return to Play Protocol and Guidance for Young Athletes (February 2022)

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

CDC – Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

CDC – Handwashing Website – classroom lessons, training materials, data, and resources

Texas Education

The TEA helps coordinate the flow of information from the state to districts, help districts solve problems, and provide guidance that will aid in districts’ decision-making.
Texas Education Agency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance