Require temperature checks for all prior to entering a Katy ISD school building

Require temperature checks for all prior to entering a Katy ISD school building

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Require Katy Independent School District mandate temperature checks for any person entering a public school building or facility.

Katy ISD in-person COVID safety protocols must improve (both requirements and prohibitions) and be standardized at a district-wide level. Current standards are minimal and do not include temperature checks. The Texas Education Agency “does not prohibit...regularly performing forehead temperature checks,” so why is KISD not requiring this simple method that supports minimizing potential transmission? 

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "in children, fever has been the most frequently reported symptom [of covid]."  The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that schools "[c]onsider daily screening for body temperature...to identify persons who are sick." 

Parent’s of students, teachers and members of the community are extremely surprised, concerned, and disappointed to hear that KISD has proposed to rely solely upon parent self-reporting as the only line of defense against students with abnormally-high body temperature entering KISD schools.  It is clear that if parents are left to determine whether or not their children are "healthy enough" to go to school, there will be children with a fever going through school doors.  In some cases temperatures will not be taken, and in other cases high temperature readings will be ignored. 

Surrounding school districts are staggering child arrival times and requiring childrens' temperatures to be taken by staff before they can enter.  No exceptions are made. Other local schools are requiring that childrens' temperatures be taken before they enter the school, and again in the afternoon to make sure that no parents give their child a fever reducer and then send them to school.  

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