The dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday by 4:00 p.m.
Active Positive COVID-19 Cases (as of 4.16.21)
Student Cases - 4th Nine Weeks
Staff Cases - 4th Nine Weeks
Little Elm ISD Active COVID Cases
Little Elm ISD values open, transparent, and timely communication to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate, investigate, and confirm each reported case the District is prepared to respond to each situation with diligence. We ask for patience as we collect all the facts before we send any communication to our parents. It is our goal to ensure the safety of our staff and students at our campuses first before we work any communication.
We will also work through Denton County Public Health for any assistance on our next steps. Through the summer months, Little Elm ISD has been managing reported staff and student-athlete cases through an established reporting system.
Updated November 5: When a lab-confirmed case is at a campus, two pieces of communication are sent: a text and email to every parent who has a child that shares a class with a COVID positive individual where there was no contact
or the school nurse makes a phone call after contact tracing to inform parents of their child's quarantine. The District follows up with an additional email and text message containing quarantine information.
In addition, the District sends an email every Monday to remind all parents to check the Active COVID dashboard on the website.
As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the District will begin providing real-time information about active cases in our District. The number on the table will fluctuate as active cases are determined to be inactive based on the information we receive from health professionals.
Little Elm ISD will report any positive cases to the Denton County Public Health Department and relies on their guidance and recommendations on quarantine requirements for anyone they deem as "close contacts." The definition of close contact according to the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Education Agency is evolving with our understanding of COVID-19, and individual scenarios should be determined by an appropriate public health agency.
In general, "close contact" is defined as:
- being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g. being coughed on); or
- being within six feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes
Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirmed lab test.
Close contacts should follow the stay-at-home protocol as outlined by the CDC. COVID-19 testing for close contacts is not necessary, as negative test results can occur at any time while the virus is incubating. The role of schools in identifying close contacts is to provide relevant information to local health departments, not to determine close contacts in the absence of public health guidance.
Although the district discloses case information to DCPH, we must maintain confidentiality for the individual who tests positive.
The contact at your campus, if you or someone in your household experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, is the school nurse. Cases will be reported to the Campus Principal, Lead Nurse, and to Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership to ensure appropriate notifications and cleaning protocols are followed.