Official Statement: January 19, 2022
Troy Mircovich, Superintendent
Dr. Lynne Porter, Asst. Superintendent
Ingleside ISD is aware of the increasing positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in San Patricio County
and throughout the District. To demonstrate how we are adhering to guidance from the Texas
Education Agency (TEA) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), we have
developed a flow chart with guidance for students and staff members who are either positive,
experiencing symptoms, or exposed to COVID-19. Please take a moment to review our practices.
Below are important takeaways from IISD’s COVID protocols:
• If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, testing is provided by the District.
• At this time, guidance from DSHS has not changed for student quarantine days. Once
testing positive for COVID-19, students must isolate for 10 days.
• If a household member tests positive, while it is not required for students or their siblings
to quarantine from school, parents may still choose to quarantine their child(ren) to
mitigate the spread.
• TEA has changed their guidance for staff member quarantine days. While they may report
back to work on day 6 from testing positive, they must first meet the requirements of being
fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved. It is recommended that they wear a
mask through the end of day 10 from symptom onset (if symptomatic) or positive test date
Please know, safety is a top priority for Ingleside ISD. We must all take responsibility and do our
part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please reach out to your
child’s respective campus Nurse.