Coronavirus Updates

Masks Not Optional
Masks Optional Beginning on Monday, April 25
 
The Board of Trustees have decided that masks will be optional beginning Monday, April 25, 2022 at both campuses for all students and staff, since Austin has remained in the low level of risk.
 
Even at low levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by their level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should follow the quarantine guidelines and wear a mask as directed by those guidelines. 
 
As a parent, if you still want your student to wear a mask, then please communicate that to your student's teacher.  We will be providing masks for all students that want to wear one, if they do not bring one from home.
 
All students will be respectful and supportive of those that wish to wear a mask and for those that choose to not wear a mask.
 
Your safety through this terrible pandemic has been our highest priority and we will continue to monitor the situation to inform you of any future changes.
 
Michael G. Blalock
Superintendent
Please access COVID-19 testing by contacting your primary care provider or scheduling an appointment through Austin Public Health at this link.
COVID-19 vaccine information can be found through Austin Public Health at this link, including current Walk-Up Clinics locations and schedules.

 calendar icon Walk-Up (No Appointment) Clinics 

All clinics offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster doses.

Southeast Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 12 and up)

  • 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd
  • Tuesday and Friday, 3–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Little Walnut Creek Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson)  (Pfizer for ages 12 and up)

  • 835 W Rundberg Ln
  • Tuesday and Friday, 3–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Delco Activity Center (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)

  • 4601 Pecan Brook Dr
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Thursday 2– 7 p.m.

Old Sims Elementary Gymnasium (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)

  • 1203 Springdale Rd
  • Wednesday & Thursday, 2–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Pflugerville Library (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson) (Pfizer for ages 5 and up)

  • 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville
  • Wednesday, 2–7 p.m.
Proper and consistent hand washing is essential. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet if it is not automatic. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 % alcohol; apply to the palm of one hand; rub hands together covering all surfaces until dry.  
                                     

As health and wellness continues to be a focus in our community, we ask our parents and guardians to partner with us to best ensure the health and safety of our students and staff by continuing to monitor their child’s health and keeping them home if they have a fever, have had a fever within the last 24 hours or may have an illness that could be contagious to others. It is Cedars International Schools policy that students and staff with a fever of 100 degrees or greater must stay out of school and not participate in after-school activities until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication. By doing this, the exposure of illness and the possibility of it spreading to well students and staff are minimized.

 

There are also everyday steps that can be taken by us all to help minimize the spread of illness. The Center for Disease Control website discusses the important actions that must take place to remain healthy which include:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with the crook of your elbow or upper arm when you cough or sneeze. This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain the flu virus.
  • Proper and consistent hand washing is essential. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet if it is not automatic. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer; apply to the palm of one hand; rub hands together covering all surfaces until dry.
  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as germs spread this way.
  • Avoid sharing objects. If an activity requires the passing around of an object, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading the illness. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.