Communication to Families
Protocols for COVID19
Dear Bluejay Family,
Our district continues to work closely with Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) on the importance of keeping kids in school for learning and are prioritizing actions that will support this while also mitigating the possible spread of COVID-19 this fall. Three Rivers will continue to recommend school districts implement as many non-pharmaceutical interventions (i.e. cleaning and disinfecting) as feasible to limit possible spread of illness. If COVID-19 cases occur within a school, the local health departments will work closely with our district to:
1. Identify additional non-pharmaceutical interventions (for example: cohorting, potential use of cloth face covering, enhanced screening, etc.) that could be integrated into the environment (i.e. classroom) to help reduce any possible spread.
2. Provide targeted recommendations to students/staff impacted by the positive case.
This is a fluid situation and will require all of us to be flexible. However, as of today, it is reasonable to expect the following if a positive COVID-19 exposure occurs in school:
Fully vaccinated, masked, or students/staff who have been infected in the past 90 days and are asymptomatic will be advised to monitor for signs and symptoms.
Students or staff that are unvaccinated, unmasked, or have not had a recent infection (within the past 90 days) will be provided with targeted public health recommendations based on the situation.
As a reminder, as students and staff return to school this week, masks are optional at this time.
I am looking forward to the new school year and welcoming students back into our buildings this week!