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Covid-19 Information

Last Updated: 9/6/2022 7:20 PM

Ohio Department of Health has updated its guidance for Ohio K-12 schools and recommending the CDC’s general guidance to best protect Ohio’s students in the school setting.  

  • First, because contact tracing and case investigation has shifted to focus on high-risk environments, such as long-term care facilities and healthcare settings, ODH is no longer recommending the Mask to Stay, Test to Play quarantine alternative for schools.
  • Instead, ODH recommends schools follow general isolation procedures from the CDC for confirmed casesIf students or staff feel sick or suspect they might have COVID-19, they should stay home and take a rapid test. If positive, students and staff should stay home from school for at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. Additionally, after isolation ends, students and staff should continue to take precautions as they resume normal activities by wearing a mask for 5 days (or after two negative tests 48 hours apart).
  • In order to be excused for being positive for Covid, a note from the student or staff's healthcare provider is necessary.