• Lead Safely

    “Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service”


  • As of March 1, 2024, the Texas Department of State Health Services has removed COVID-19 infection from the notifiable conditions list and self-reporting is no longer required.


  • Released 7/27/20
    Revised 6/7/21
    Revised 8/9/21
    Revised 9/7/21
    Revised 12/28/21
    Reviewed 5/3/2022
    Revised 5/27/2022
    Revised 8/1/2022
    Reviewed 12/14/22
    Reviewed 5/2/23
    Revised 3/18/2024



  • CFISD health and safety protocols are subject to change as updated guidance is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), governing authorities, and county and state officials. 



    • Students, staff and visitors should screen daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for symptoms of COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness. If symptoms are experienced, individuals should not report to school or work until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

    • Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Loss of taste/smell
      • Nasal congestion
      • Sore throat
      • Headache
      • Fever at or above 100°F
      • Vomiting/diarrhea


    According to the CDC, vaccination is currently the leading public health strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.



    • To promote good hand hygiene, all campuses have soap dispensers in all restrooms and hand sanitizer dispensers in all classrooms, building and cafeteria entrances, and buses.
    • Students, staff and parents will frequently be reminded of good hygiene practices, including frequent and thorough handwashing, using hand sanitizer, and covering coughs and sneezes. See “Hand Hygiene Protocol”.


    • High touch surfaces, buses, classrooms, restrooms, gyms, locker rooms, and other areas will be disinfected with a hospital-grade/EPA-registered disinfectant nightly and throughout the day as needed.
    • The cafeteria will be disinfected with a hospital-grade/EPA-registered disinfectant after each lunch period. Students will throw their trash away.


    • To reduce contaminants in the air in all district facilities, CFISD has increased the introduction of outside air, improved air filtration, increased airflow, and ensured ventilation systems are cleaned and operating properly.  
    • The scheduled start time was moved to 3 hours before school begins to bring more treated outdoor air into all facilities.
    • The HVAC department regularly inspects all outdoor air dampers to make sure they are open and cleaned and sanitizes all air handler coil surfaces and drain pans on a regular schedule.  
    • The temperature set point at all facilities has been lowered and MERV 13 filters have been installed in units capable of accommodating increased filtration as recommended by the CDC.
    • District facilities have between six and eight air changes every hour ensuring clean air in district facilities.


    If an individual who has been in a school is confirmed to have COVID-19:

    • The following notification procedures will be followed:
      • County: Harris County Public Health will be notified when a student/staff is confirmed with COVID-19.
      • Community members may visit the Harris County Public Health dashboard for local COVID-19 case count data.



  • CFISD uses SchoolMessenger for student and staff emergency notifications. If you are not currently receiving emails or text messages (text Y to 67587) from CFISD, please contact your campus registrar to confirm your contact information.