HISD COVID Guidelines as of August 2nd

The Board of Trustees of Hallettsville ISD met at a special called board meeting with the leadership team to discuss HISD COVID guidelines on Monday, August 2, 2021.

In response to rising COVID cases in Lavaca County, the Board approved the following to begin the 2021-2022 school year.

  1. Masks are recommended but not required in accordance with the Governor’s order prohibiting mask mandates. See the link below for more information: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-prohibiting-government-entities-from-mandating-masks 

  2. Non-household close contacts of a confirmed positive case in the school will be notified and parents given the option to quarantine their child or send them back to school with daily symptom monitoring by the campus nurse for 10 days from the last date of contact.

  3. COVID positive staff or students will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or as stated by their doctor’s note.

  4. Household members of a positive family member will be quarantined for 10 days from the onset of the positive person’s symptoms and will be monitored for symptoms by the campus nurse for the remaining 4 days upon return to school.

  5. Any student or staff exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID will be sent home by the nurse and a doctor’s note will be required to return to work or school.

  6. If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 and does not feel well, please DO NOT send him/her to school and compromise the health and safety of all other students and staff members. Contact your health care provider and seek guidance.


  The health and safety of our staff and students remain a priority, and we are looking   

  forward to a great school year. As always, we appreciate your cooperation as we continue 

  to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact 

  Michele Etzler at 361-798-2242 ext. 101 or [email protected].    


Below is the link to the most current TEA Guidance Document: