Schools and Universities

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

Guidance for Schools and Universities

DCHHS Child Care and K-12 School Reopening Guidance SY 21-22 (9/9/21)

Click here for the CDC's Guidance for K-12 Schools (7/9/21)

Physicians Encourage Masking and Vaccination of Students -- Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA), Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), & Texas Public Health Coalition (TPHC) (7/28/21)

Local Health Advisory Order on Required Use of A Face Mask In Certain Public Space (DCHHS 8/12/21)

Dallas County Executive Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins on Required Use of A Face Mask in Certain Public Space (Updated 8/12/21) FAQs may be found here.

Forms Needed:

Schools should report positive COVID-19 cases of students and staff to DCHHS using this case report form: COVID-19 Case Report Form for School (9/22/20)

Public Health Resource for Schools:

Forms Needed:

Universities should report positive COVID-19 cases of students and staff to DCHHS using this case report form: COVID-19 Case Report Form for School (9/22/20)

Public Health Resource for Universities

Guidance from the CDC

2/12/2021: Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools Using Phased Mitigation (CDC)

For overview of strategy, click here. (CDC)

CDC's information page for schools can be found here.

ED COVID-19 Handbook: Volume 1 (2020.2.12 USDE)

Released 2/12/2021, this first volume of the handbook supplements CDC's Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation. ED's handbook provides practical examples and roadmaps to provide educators and staff with the tools they need to implement CDC's recommended safe practices for in-person learning.

More information from the US Department of Education may be found here.