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COVID-19 Updates

The situation concerning COVID-19 remains fluid, and we will update this page and our protocols as needed, according to the latest guidance from the TEA, CDC, and Williamson County and Cities Health District. 
 
Update: March 1, 2022
 
The CDC updated its guidance on when mask wearing is recommended indoors at school. Wearing a mask is no longer a strong recommendation when your community level is low.
 
Wearing masks is, of course, always an option, and up to your preference. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask and follow quarantine/isolation guidelines.
 
Where we stand now: As of February 28, 2022, the Williamson County Community Level is low. Mask wearing is up to individual preference at this time.
 
 
What do you do if your student needs to quarantine/isolate?
  1. Report the absence via email. 
  2. Email Karen Laywell, with Meridian’s Health Team, at [email protected] Please share whether your student has tested positive or is quarantining due to close contact.
  3. The Health Team will discuss length of quarantine or isolation. You may also review this information in the COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
  4. Your student may be eligible to attend Remote Conferencing, which allows them to continue with their school work. The Health Team will notify you if this is the case, and set it up. 
 
 
What does Remote Conferencing look like?
 
Students log into Zoom sessions with remote conferencing staff for lessons and assignments tailored to each grade.
 
If students log in at the assigned time, they will not be counted as absent.
 
Remote conferencing takes a day to set up, so students will likely have an absence on the first day after reporting a quarantine or isolation. 
 

REPORTING

Once Meridian's Health Team is notified of a positive case on campus and have verified that the person was on campus when potentially contagious, here's what happens:
 
1) Parents/guardians will be notified directly if their student has come in close contact with someone who has tested positive on campus.
2) Parents/guardians of students in classrooms with a positive case on campus will receive a general notification letter.
3) The dashboard is updated to reflect totals.
 

DASHBOARD 

  • The dashboard is updated at 5 pm Monday – Friday. If there's no update, that happily means that no new cases were reported.
  • For cases reported over the weekend, the dashboard is updated by noon Monday (totals will be added to the previous week's numbers).
  • Cases are grouped by the week, Monday – Sunday. 
 
Current Cases: Students and Staff On Campus
Total Aug 2021 – May 2022 Cases: 245
 
Week of 5/23/22
Students: 
Primary School: 10
Middle School: 2
High School: 0
Staff: 3
 
Week of 5/16/22
Students: 
Primary School: 8
Middle School: 3
High School: 1
Staff: 1
 
Week of 5/8/22
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 0
High School: 2
Staff: 1
 
Week of 5/1/22
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 0
High School: 1
Staff: 0
 
Week of 4/25/22
Students: 
Primary School: 3
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 2
 
Week of 4/18/22
Students: 
Primary School: 3
Middle School: 0
High School: 1
Staff: 0
 
0 new cases on campus week of 4/11
0 new cases on campus week of 4/4
0 new cases on campus week of 3/28
Week of 3/21/22
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 3/14/22: Spring Break
0 new cases on campus week of 3/7/22
0 new cases on campus week of 2/28/22
Week of 2/21/22
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
 
Week of 2/14/22
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 2/7/22
Students: 
Primary School: 3
Middle School: 1
High School: 5
Staff: 0
 
Week of 1/31/22
Students: 
Primary School: 5
Middle School: 1
High School: 3
Staff: 1
Week of 1/24/22 
Students: 
Primary School: 13
Middle School: 3
High School: 0
Staff: 8
 
Week of 1/18/22 (Starting Tuesday)
Students: 
Primary School: 20
Middle School: 6
High School: 10
Staff: 6
 
Week of 1/10/22
Students: 
Primary School: 12
Middle School: 10
High School: 10
Staff: 5
 
Week of 1/5/22
Students: 
Primary School: 9
Middle School: 3
High School: 6
Staff: 5
12/20 – 12/31 Winter Break (no one on campus)
 
Week of 12/13/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 1
Staff: 2
 
Week of 12/6/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 2
Staff: 0
Week of 11/29/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
 
Week of 11/22/21 (Thanksgiving Break)
 
Week of 11/15/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 11/8/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 11/1/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
Week of 10/25/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 10/18/21 
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
 
Week of 10/11/21 (Fall Break)
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 10/4/21
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 0
Week of 9/27/21
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 2
High School: 1
Staff: 0
 
Week of 9/20/21
Students: 
Primary School: 0
Middle School: 7
High School: 0
Staff: 0
 
Week of 9/13/21
Students: 
Primary School: 2
Middle School: 1
High School: 1
Staff: 1
 
Week of 9/6/21
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 4
High School: 1
Staff: 0
 
Week of 8/30/21
Students: 
Primary School: 6
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
Week of 8/23/21
Students: 
Primary School: 4
Middle School: 3
High School: 0
Staff: 4
 
Week of 8/16/21
Students: 
Primary School: 1
Middle School: 0
High School: 0
Staff: 1
 
Week of 8/8/21
Students: 
Primary School: 3
Middle School: 1
High School: 0
Staff: 2
May: 1, April: 4, March: 0, February: 2, January: 4, December: 8, November: 4
 
On campus learning began last week of September.
 
CDC guidelines detail quarantine lengths for those in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The CDC guidelines indicate that a person who is exposed to someone who was exposed is not at risk.