Health Resources including updates and recommendations from the CDC and resources for staying healthy during school closures

Health Resources

With school closures happening state-wide, communicating with our staff, parents, students and community is of the utmost importance. 


We have compiled templates and resources to help facilitate communication with these stakeholders. Please find links to those resources below.


This page will be updated as more resources become available.

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  • Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all team members and have been following the latest guidance from local, state and federal leaders on staying healthy. Below are some steps we are taking or considering.


    • Continue to monitor conditions and communicate with local and state partners
    • Ramp up cleaning efforts to expand to cleaning less frequently used areas in addition to common areas
    • Potentially limit all unnecessary travel
    • Potentially limit workshops and meetings at ESC Region 12 locations
    • Potentially limit/restrict outside visitors and guests
    • Potentially restrict outside food deliveries to facilities
    • Communicate to staff to stay home if sick
    • Develop contingency plans for staffing and operations


  • Governor Greg Abbott is waiving all STAAR testing requirements for the current school year amid the Coronavirus pandemic and related school closures.  


    Questions concerning state testing or accountability? 
    Please contact

    Denise Bell

  • Our ESC Region 12 Counseling Team has developed a website with resources for talking to your students about COVID-19. There is an entire tab dedicated to keeping kids informed and calm when it comes to the virus.  Visit Website >


    Additionally, we have our SCHOLAR website filled with other tools to support our students in all aspects of their lives. 


    Should you have more specific needs or questions, please contact:


    Jeni Janek 
    (254) 297-1124.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials, such as limiting interaction and practicing social distancing. 
    • Visit the CDC website for more information. 
  • ESC Region 12 continues to monitor travel advisories and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as our state and county health authorities. The COVID-19 outbreak is a concern for anyone considering traveling at this time. Those with travel plans are strongly encouraged to closely monitor travel advisories and guidance from the CDC.


  • If you have, or suspect you have, had contact with someone who has COVID-19, call your healthcare provider immediately and describe the contact you’ve had. Please stay home for 14 days after contact occurs.
  • Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.


    The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath


    If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face

    *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.