Tyler ISD continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in conjunction with local and federal health authorities. 

With no reported cases in Smith County, the District remains operating at Level 1 as detailed below.

While COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving serious public health threat, the NETHealth says the immediate threat to our city and school communities is low. As always, the safety of our students, staff, and families remains a top priority. Should COVID-19 reach our city or school communities, we and NETHealth are prepared to protect our families through appropriate control measures.

Tyler ISD Alert Status Descriptions:

Alert Status 1 - Actively Monitoring - No reported cases in Smith County or local area

  • More frequently clean common areas including door hardware, bus seats, etc.
  • Communicate online and to campuses the precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19
  • Continue to monitor attendance and communicate with NETHealth
  • Communicate to families to keep sick children home
  • Communicate to staff to stay home if sick
  • Review Pandemic Plans
  • Begin bi-weekly departmental briefings for communication updates

Alert Status 2 - Cases in Smith County

  • Continue to monitor attendance and communicate with NETHealth
  • Ramp up cleaning efforts to expand to cleaning less frequently used areas in addition to common areas
  • Potentially limit all unnecessary travel
  • Potentially limit large gatherings to only essential events or consider postponing essential events
  • Potentially limit/restrict outside visitors and guests
  • Potentially restrict outside food deliveries to facilities
  • Communicate to families to keep sick children home
  • Communicate to staff to stay home if sick
  • Develop contingency plans

Alert Status 3

  • Potentially cancel all school events and building rentals
  • Potentially cancel all school-related student and staff travel
  • Potentially cancel all events (athletics, fine arts, etc.)
  • Potentially close campuses, feeder areas (families of schools), or entire district in consultation with the NETHealth
  • Communicate to parents the extent of closures, length, and school work accommodations
  • In the event of campus closures, communicate to staff which staff members are to report to duty to maintain services
  • Perform a deep clean of all areas

CDC Reminders

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.
  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Cleaning your hands by washing them often or using hand sanitizer will help protect you from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs often spread when a person touches something contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  • Contact your family doctor if you have coronavirus-like symptoms and you have any questions.