• COVID-19 Resources

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    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Why did the Health and Safety Committee recommend its most recent revisions to the Health and Safety Plan? 

    The most recent revisions were developed by our Health and Safety Planning Committee considering increasing rates of vaccination, rapidly declining case rates, the removal of mask mandates by other essential organizations, including hospitals, and anecdotal evidence suggesting masking can pose detriments to students’ social-emotional well-being, among other factors.

    Is my child required to wear a mask at school?

    Effective March 2, 2022, our District will adopt a mask-optional policy. Students and staff are no longer required to wear masks indoors, however, they may elect to wear one if they prefer an additional layer of protection.

    Will all COVID-19 mitigation measures be removed? 

    The District will uphold sanitation procedures, such as deep cleaning of our classrooms and encouraging handwashing. 

    What if my child tests positive for COVID-19?

    There is no longer a required isolation period for students who test positive for COVID-19. As with any communicable disease, symptoms must be improving and if your child has a fever, they must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before they can return to school. 

    What if my child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

    If your child is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID, such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider. At-home tests are acceptable to confirm results with the school nurse.

    Will the school inform me if my child is in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual?

    The District will no longer facilitate case investigation.

    What if my child is in direct contact with an individual who tests positive? 

    While the District will not be investigating specific cases, we continue to recommend that anyone in known, direct contact with a positive individual seek a COVID test. 

    Will the District remain mask-optional? 

    Yes, as the situation permits. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and any newly released guidance from qualified health and education agencies. Should the circumstances change, the District may recommend reinstating a masking policy to protect the health and safety of our school community.