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Coronavirus Information

Updates to this page will be made as needed and as new information is released. This page was last updated on March 6, 2024.

Best Practices for COVID-19 and other communicable diseases

Beyond supporting the educational development of children and adolescents, schools play an essential role in the development and wellbeing of students. Consistent in-person learning remains our priority; our decisions are grounded in our commitment to keep students and staff safe, physically present, and emotionally supported in school.

  • Vaccination to protect against serious illness and infection of COVID-19 is strongly recommended for those eligible.
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing practices will be followed.
  • Symptom monitoring and exclusion of symptomatic individuals continues and is a key safety practice. CDC and state health officials have updated and simplified the list of symptoms. Our HVAC systems are circulating clean air throughout our buildings.

New COVID Guidelines

The CDC has updated its guidance on COVID-19. The new guidance continues to move in the direction of treating COVID like most other respiratory communicable illnesses (like flu and RSV). Most notably, the new guidance removes the 5-day isolation period following a positive test. 

What does this mean for school?   Students and staff can return to school and normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, both are true:

  • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and

  • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).

If your child has had a positive COVID-19 test: 

  1. Keep the student home.
  2. Contact your school attendance email (see right sidebar).
  3. Follow the CDC guidelines and information you receive from the school health office.
  4. Reach out to your school nurse or health assistant with any questions.

Resources and Information

For the most up-to-date information, visit the pages below: