CCISD Announces COVID-19 Stage Change & Revised Protocols
Citing improved COVID-19 active case trends within the school district and surrounding communities, Clear Creek ISD announced it will move from Stage 3 Mitigation to Stage 4 Monitoring on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. In Stage 4 Monitoring, face coverings are recommended indoors for those unvaccinated as previously advised by the CDC, cleaning protocols are maintained, and there are no restrictions for school activities with one temporary restriction.
The temporary restriction applies to visitors for breakfast and lunch until January 4, 2022. The school district will continue to social distance in all elementary cafeterias until January 4, 2022, and then designate certain areas for social distancing. This temporary restriction will allow families who choose to have their children vaccinated to complete the five-week process.
“When school resumes following the winter break and if COVID-19 conditions continue to keep us in Stage 4, parents will be permitted to join their children for breakfast or lunch,” said Eric Williams, Superintendent of Schools. “We know this is a treasured tradition in our school district and we look forward to resuming this practice. I appreciate the patience and support from our families during this time.” In these situations, as in the past, students will be seated with their parents in a designated area and not among the general student population.
Additionally, the school district revised its Health Mitigation Protocol to be explicit regarding when conditions warrant moving up or down a stage. “The basic philosophy underlying the protocol remains unchanged in that we will adjust mitigation measures based on conditions in our district and community,” said Williams. The revised Health Mitigation Protocol has received the support of the CCISD School Opening Committee, the CCISD Board of Trustees, and the Galveston County Health Authority.”
Clear Creek ISD will be hosting a livestream to discuss these changes as well as other COVID-19 related topics on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. The livestream and playback recording will be available at www.ccisd.net.