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COVID-19 Update: All Lamar CISD schools and facilities will be CLOSED through May 1, 2020.

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COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Mar 15, 2020 | Community Relations

Lamar CISD is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Fort Bend County, Lamar CISD recently decided to close all schools and facilities for the week of March 16-20, 2020. All extracurricular activities and travel through March 20, 2020 are also canceled. 

This decision was made thoughtfully with input from local health authorities and community leaders, but we can all play a role in protecting our community and preventing the spread of COVID-19. In order for school closures to be effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, health officials also encourage communities to utilize social distancing.

Social distancing, or avoiding close contact with other individuals to avoid catching the virus or passing it on, is considered one of the most important ways to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in communities.

This includes avoiding social gatherings and events—both large and small. While we understand social distancing can be difficult for families, especially children, this proactive approach has previously been effective in stopping or delaying community spread of infectious diseases.

If social activity continues to occur outside of school, it minimizes the intent of closing school to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Lamar CISD strongly encourages all of our families to participate in social distancing so that we can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

As a reminder, the CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Washing 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.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work together to keep the Lamar CISD community safe.

For additional information and resources, please review our COVID-19 Updates webpage by clicking here.