July 23, 2021
Dear Gahanna-Jefferson Community,
At the end of last school year, the district communicated a goal to operate without mitigation strategies this fall unless mandated by law or health order. However, as we saw last year, things with the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change and guidance continues to be released.
Our district’s COVID Task Force met this week and will continue to meet to consider new data, health information and develop their recommendation for masking. We have received several emails supporting both sides of the mask issue and we are considering all feedback.
These are complex decisions that require thoughtful consideration – and that is our continued commitment to our students, teachers, staff and our district families. We will keep you updated as our work with the Task Force progresses and guidance from state and local public health authorities informs our decision making. No decision has been made, but we will communicate those details as soon as they are ready.