Breaking News: Frisco ISD announces new COVID-19 protocols


Trisha Dasgupta

Many COVID-19 protocols are changing for the 2021-22 school year, including face coverings being optional and visitors being allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules. Additionally, six-foot social distancing will be maintained when feasible, particularly in classrooms.

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor

With COVID-19 vaccines widely available and improving conditions, Frisco ISD is implementing new and updated COVID-19 protocols, beginning June 1, in collaboration with the cities of Plano and Frisco

Current protocols like mask requirements and Disease Mitigation Guidelines will remain in place until the end of the school year, and according to the updated Frisco ISD COVID protocols, the current protocols will be replaced by the following June 1:

  •  Face coverings will not be required for staff or students.
  •  Campuses will work to ensure no student is treated differently as a result of their choice to wear a mask or not wear a mask.
  •  Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visiting rules.
  •  Six-foot social distancing will be maintained when feasible, particularly in classrooms.
  •  Staff and students will continue to be expected to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
  •  Parents and employees will continue to be required to report confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to campus administration or their supervisor, but this information will no longer be tracked on the District COVID-19 Dashboard.
  •  Staff and students with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days from the date of symptom onset or positive test if no symptoms.
  •  Parents/staff will be notified when there is a positive case in their student’s class/staff member’s class or department.
  •  Staff will not conduct close contact reviews and students and staff will not be required to quarantine for exposure.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the summer protocols are expected to remain the same, but as most students and staff return to school, social distancing will become less practical. 

However, for those who choose not to return to campus and opt-in to Frisco ISD’s Virtual School, courses will be designed specifically for online learning with certified FISD teachers prepared to teach virtually.