COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

March 13, 2020


 Dear Henrietta ISD Family

 As the news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains prevalent, Henrietta ISD continues to monitor the situation through proven and trustworthy sources.   

 Health officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to say that the risk to the Henrietta School District is low. During spring break, HISD’s maintenance, custodial, and transportation crews have taken the opportunity to do additional cleaning of all campuses and buses.

 On Monday, March 16, when classes resume, HISD will begin monitoring students and staff for symptoms and exposure risk and take appropriate steps to prevent the spread of illness.

 The Henrietta community and schools will take the same steps to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19) as it has to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold and flu. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

HISD’s emphasis will be on educating our students about preventative steps to take to remain healthy. This is important not just to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), but to help prevent the spread of other infections that can lead to student illness and absences.

For updated information from the CDC on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at The most recent information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Texas may be found at

 As with any illness, the district stresses the importance of students and staff staying home if they are ill. Individuals must be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Also, they should not be vomiting or have had diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.  

 Thank you for the trust and confidence you place in us every single day to keep your children safe. By working together, we will continue to provide a safe, secure, and healthy learning environment for all students in Henrietta ISD.

 Always In Excellence  

Scot Clayton

Superintendent of Schools

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