For information about COVID-19 testing for Yoakum ISD and DLSEC students and staff, access the 2022-2023 COVID-19 Testing Protocols document above.
The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code, Health and Safety, Chapter 38.0001. The nurse will notify the parent or guardian when an immunization is due. However, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that the immunization is received and that documentation is provided to the nurse. If a student is not in compliance with the state requirements then exclusion from school will be necessary until the required immunization is received.
Immunizations and flu shots may be obtained from your family physician or from your local health department.
Exemptions to Immunization Requirements Chapter §97.62 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) describes the conditions under which individuals can seek exemptions from Texas immunization requirements. Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, active duty with the armed forces of the United States, and reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. For information pertaining to exemptions or to request an exemption, visit: DSHS Texas Exemptions.
Parents and staff members may refer to the DLSEC Action Plan in Response to COVID-19 regarding COVID-19 concerns. If additional information is needed, consult your health care provider or contact DLSEC Nurse Supervisor Amy Whaley, BSN, RN, at (361) 293-3076 or Email Amy Whaley.
DLSEC will continue to provide testing for COVID-19 for students and staff of Yoakum ISD. To schedule a test or for more information, contact Nurse Supervisor Amy Whaley, BSN, RN, at (361) 293-3076 or Email Amy Whaley.
DLSEC Health Services team includes the following members:
Amy Whaley, BSN, RN, Nurse Supervisor
Sandra Brazil, RN
Bridget Hairell, LVN
Ramón González, CNA