Winter Break COVID Protocols
Bastrop ISD will be closed for Winter Break December 18, 2020 through January 3, 2021. During this period, Bastrop ISD will not be collecting, tracing or reporting student and staff COVID cases (with the exception of the first weekend of the break, extracurricular and STARS). Our school nurses and staff need the break physically and mentally to rest and spend time with their families.
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Bastrop ISD recommends that students and staff stay home this holiday season and only gather with those in their immediate family. In addition to continuing to wear masks, wash hands frequently, and limit social gatherings, we recommend following the travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
What to do if you test positive over the Winter Break (Dec 18-Jan 3)
Follow the doctor’s instructions for isolation and notify people you have exposed.
Complete the Winter Break COVID Positive Form. This form is for students and employees to report their positive test result.
Do not return to school on Monday, January 4 (employees) or Wednesday, January 6 (students) unless you have completed the required 10-day isolation period and are no longer showing symptoms.
What to do if you have been exposed over the Winter Break (Dec 18-Jan 3)
Follow the CDC’s recommended protocol for quarantine.
Staff please complete the Winter Break Employee Exposure Form.
Do not return to school on Monday, January 4 (staff) or Wednesday, January 6 (students) unless you have completed the required quarantine period.
On Monday, December 21, Bastrop ISD will update the dashboard with positive cases that were reported from December 14-20. We will record any cases that occur over the break when the district reopens on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Extracurricular Participation During Break
There are a number of extracurricular activities that are scheduled during the Winter Break. For students who participate in extracurricular activities, please notify your coach or director and stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, an exposure, or a positive COVID test.
STARS Participation During Break
STARS students or staff should notify their site supervisor and stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, an exposure, or a positive COVID test.