Medical Certification for COVID-19 High Risk Exemption

High Risk Exemption

  • If a student or an individual in his/her household has a high-risk medical condition*, a Medical Certification for COVID-19 High Risk Exemption Form may be completed in order to participate in remote online learning at home.

    Students who are out on a high-risk medical exemption may not participate in any face-to-face extracurricular or on-campus activities, including athletics, as a participant or spectator without prior approval. This is because it would open them up to possible exposure to COVID-19, just as being in the classroom on campus would.

    *Those individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness, as designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are those with conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, compromised immune systems (including from smoking, cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or use of corticosteroids or other immune weakening medications), diabetes, serious heart disease (including heart failure, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and hypertension), chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, liver disease, or severe obesity.

    Procedure for submitting a medical exemption form:

    • Pick up the form at any campus office or click the link below to print one.
    • Fill in your child's name and campus.
    • Have your licensed health care provider complete and sign the form.
    • Turn in the completed form to the COCISD administration office in person, by fax to 936-653-2197, or by email to

    The medical exemption form must be completed and signed by a licensed health care provider and is subject to verification. Parent/guardians will be notified when the form has been verified and accepted.

    To print the form, click here: Medical Certification for COVID-19 High Risk Exemption

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