COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Preventative Measures

Tyler ISD continues to monitor the progression of the coronavirus. With more than 2,600 employees across the district, we all play an important role in minimizing the risk and impact to each other and our operations.

Tyler ISD highly recommends students and staff to consider wearing a face cover during rising and/or peak infectious seasons as a way to prevent the spread of disease when other mitigations (such as vaccines) are not utilized, especially when indoors, in tight spaces, and/or as part of heterogeneous groups outside of normal cohorts.


Employees and visitors should self-screen before going to a district site by checking their temperature and determining if they have any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Chills/repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Fever ≥100.0 or feeling feverish

  • Known close contact with a person who has COVID-19

Employees running a fever of 100.0°F or higher, or feeling ill, should stay at home and will not be permitted to report to work. Make sure to contact your health provider, if needed, and notify your supervisor regarding your absence.

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizers

To prevent the spread of germs, including COVID-19, the CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds whenever possible because it reduces the amount of many types of germs and chemicals on hands.

If soap and water are not readily available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Properly apply alcohol-based sanitizer by rubbing the gel over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.