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Please refer to Huffman ISD's main website for the most updated information on our steps to manage COVID-19 in our district and for guidance on school exclusion.

How to Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask

The CDC suggest these actions you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.

 1. Avoid close contact.   

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses,(RSV), whooping cough, and COVID-19, are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives   Tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

While we want to strive for perfect attendance, we know there are times when students are truly ill and need to stay home.  To minimize the spread of illness to other students and school faculty, please remember:


If your child becomes sick or develops a fever (100.0 or higher), the school’s policy is that they must remain home until they are fever free for a full 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications).  Students should also remain out of school if they are experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or if they have any other contagious illnesses.