Covid Protocols Extended Through September 28, 2021

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The Monroe County Board of Education extended the previously approved Covid-19 protocols at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The approved protocols are highlighted below.  

 

  • Highly recommend masking for staff and students in school settings. Students and staff will be encouraged each day to wear a mask.  

  • Highly recommend that unvaccinated staff and students 12 years and older (with written parental permission) receive the Covid-19 vaccination. We will work with DPH to set up vaccination schedules for willing staff and students.

  • Contact trace exposures within 6 ft for 15 minutes in the school setting, allowing parents the option to quarantine their child. Household contacts of a positive case will be asked to quarantine. Absences for opting to quarantine will be excused and students may make up work.     

  • Mandatory masking on buses (this will help cut down on multiple cross grade exposures).

  • Use social distancing as needed to help reduce exposures.

  • Temporarily suspend visitor access in classrooms and lunchrooms. 

 

It is important that we work together to help reduce our positive cases and exposures at this point. If our positive cases continue to rise, especially for our staff members, it will be difficult for the school system to ensure face to face instructional settings in all schools. We ask that students, staff, and parents help out during this difficult period of the pandemic. Hopefully, this latest surge will be behind us soon, and we can resume our normal daily routines in school. These protocols will be revisited at a called board meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, based on the Covid-19 data in our county at that time. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.