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Communicable Diseases Alert System

Dickinson ISD is currently operating at Level Alert 3

(Reported local cases)


Dickinson ISD is monitoring the evolving situation regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through proven and trustworthy sources: our local health department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These health officials believe the risk to our school community is low at this time.


Dickinson ISD is currently operating at Level Alert 2 (cases in our region but not local area) and will provide additional information as warranted. While there are currently no reports of this illness in our area, families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding COVID-19. 


Families are asked to continue following best practices with regard to preventive actions in stopping the spread of germs such as thorough hand washing, covering nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and limiting contact with others if not feeling well.


We are committed to keeping you informed and to providing a safe learning environment for all. We are continuing to monitor information from the CDC and our local health officials.  If district updates are needed, they will be sent via district email and posted on our district website and social media accounts. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!


What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How do people become infected?


Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • Coughing and sneezing;
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and
  • Rarely, fecal contamination.


How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?


According to the CDC, the immediate health risk of COVID-19 to the American public is LOW. However, you can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses with these actions.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.









Texas Flu




The flu spreads easily, and there are lots of ways to catch it. The flu is especially hard on older adults and small children, so keep your family protected.


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) encourages you to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot as soon as possible. DSHS urges everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated every flu season.


In addition to getting a flu shot, you can help prevent the spread of flu by:

  • Washing your hands often.
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes.
  • Staying home from school or work if you are feeling ill.
  • Cleaning common surfaces like doorknobs, handles, and keyboards.








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