COVID-19 Dashboard, Case Reporting, and Quarantine Protocols
Our COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard is located on the homepage of the website and is updated daily. It includes active reported cases in our district, whether a student or staff member is remote or in-person. Weekly reports are provided to the CCBH on ANY in-person reported case within our district. If you are identified as a “close contact” of a COVID+ individual, you will DEFINITELY be notified asap!
As we move back into hybrid and in-person learning, we will continue to have positive cases reported. Our communication procedure is as follows... Once we are notified of a confirmed, positive case, we: 1) identify and notify (via email) those individuals identified as “close contacts'' (within 3ft for 15 minutes or more); 2) email students and staff who shared a classroom or other close space with the COVID+ individual, and; 3) send out a general notification email district-wide to all parents and staff.
The Ohio Department of Health also released an overview of updated quarantine protocols. Students and adults in K-12 schools may continue to attend in-person school, even during a normal quarantine period, if the following conditions are met:
The school has documented COVID-19 prevention policies, including universal mask wearing, social distancing, hand-washing, identification and management of students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection protocols. (We have.)
The exposure occurred within a classroom environment or while on required school transport (e.g., school bus).
The person with COVID-19 and any associated contacts were wearing face masks that covered their nose and mouth at all times. If meals were consumed, a distance of at least 6 feet between students must have been maintained.
Social distancing was maintained.
The above guidelines only apply to classroom settings. Students should not attend in-person school if they are exposed to COVID-19 outside the classroom, including during sports and other extracurricular activities, regardless of masking. We will also continue to reflect reported cases, both students and staff, on our COVID-19 dashboard.