Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Info


If questions arise, we encourage you to reach out by email to your campuses and we will get back to you as soon as we can. This will be the best way to get in contact with someone during the closure. 

District Administration
Wylie High School-
Wylie East Junior
Wylie West Junior
Wylie West
Wylie East
Wylie West
Wylie West Early
April 17th

Wylie ISD will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, following an Executive Order announced Friday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. We will continue to serve students through at-home learning for the remainder of the school year. The final day of at-home learning will be Thursday, May 21st which is the last day of this school year. Click below for the full statement from Wylie ISD.

Statement Regarding Closure-April 17th

March 20th

Wylie ISD wants to best serve our students and families to meet any needs that you may have during this time of uncertainty. Our normal daily schedules look different at this point and certain needs may arise from school operations disrupted. We have rounded up some Wylie ISD resources as well as some community resources for you at this link:

Community Resources

March 19th

Here is some very important info regarding, at-home learning, technology and Google Classroom. We are continuously working to give you information each day that will help ease this transition and answer questions that you have.

Important Info and Updates Regarding At-Home Learning and Technology

March 18th

Wylie ISD has extended the school closure indefinitely. See the statement below.

Wylie ISD To Extend Closure Indefinitely

March 16th-4:30 pm

Wylie ISD will begin a Grab & Go meal service on Wednesday, March 18th for all children ages18 and younger. Read more about this service by clicking below.

Wylie ISD Grab & Go Meal Service March 16th-10:30 am

Wylie ISD has extended the school closure through March 20th. Click below for the joint statement from Wylie ISD and Abilene ISD.

Wylie ISD Coronavirus Update-Monday, March 16th March 13th-6:00 pm

Wylie ISD will close campuses to students Monday-Wednesday of next week. Click below for the statement from Superintendent, Joey Light.

Coronavirus Update

March 13th Abilene Wylie ISD will be making our announcement concerning our district plans during a press conference at 4:30 pm today. There is a statement circulating that school has been cancelled next week. This is a statement released by Wylie ISD in Wylie, TX and is not from the Abilene Wylie Independent School District. We will continue to keep you informed with our next steps through our mass notification emails and texts as well as post updates to our website.

March 12th Wylie ISD has made the decision to cancel all of our athletic competitions scheduled for Thursday and Friday due to increased caution concerning the Coronavirus pandemic. We will reevaluate for our Saturday competitions and will keep you informed. February 27th The Center for Disease Control has recently shared information about the concerns for public health within the United States due to the novel coronavirus. It is important for us to share with you what measures Wylie ISD is currently taking to help prevent the spread of any illness. Follow this link to read the letter from Superintendent, Joey Light: Wylie ISD Statement Regarding the Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Wylie ISD’s top priority is providing a safe environment for our students, staff, and families. We understand there may be health concerns over the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus called COVID-19. As with any safety or health concern, Wylie continues to closely monitor the situation and track information provided by the City of Abilene Health DepartmentTexas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Right now, there is no indication of an immediate threat to the Abilene Wylie community. 


What is COVID-19:


There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China. 

What is Wylie ISD doing:

Wylie ISD continues to work with community partners to monitor the latest developments of COVID-19. If the need arises, Wylie has local, state, and federal resources readily available to assist. Many of the precautions and steps we take during the flu season are also applicable to COVID-19. Our school nurses and staff follow guidelines set by the Texas Department of State Health Services to protect our children from communicable diseases. Additionally, our custodial staff is working hard to ensure all classrooms and facility surfaces are disinfected daily. 




Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
*Symptoms may appear within 2-14 days of exposure.


Who is at higher risk:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease


COVID-19 is transmitted through person to person contact and can be spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.



We encourage parents to emphasize and stress the importance of the following steps to help prevent illness and the spread of germs:


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Parents can learn more about COVID-19 by (CLICKING HERE).

For students, families and staff planning on traveling, we encourage you to visit the CDC's frequently asked questions related to travel and COVID-19 by (CLICKING HERE).

Frequently Asked Questions (CLICK HERE).

COVID-19 Global Map: (CLICK HERE)