COVID 19 and School Updates

Update as of 3/21/2022

As always, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff. We are monitoring these numbers closely – and will act accordingly with any information presented to us.

    At this time masks are optional for staff members and students, assuming they do not have COVID.  
    Of course, with masks now being optional, it means that if someone wishes to continue wearing a mask, that they are able to do that. It is expected that everyone will respect the wishes of people who still choose to wear a mask – and that no taunting or bullying will occur here. 
     
    If students are sick going forward, parents are still encouraged to keep their children at home. As a reminder, people who test positive for COVID-19 are allowed to return to school after day five – assuming symptoms are lessening, That being said, any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must continue to wear a face mask for 10 days following a positive test. 
     
    We will continue to keep an eye on the community level, and will adjust things where they need to be adjusted. 
     
    If you have questions or concerns please contact the HR Department hr@dohncincy.org 

    Isolation and Quarantine Period – (Attendance During COVID)
    • On December 27th the CDC released revised guidelines for isolation for the public about COVID-19.
    • Our school plans to follow these guidelines as we move forward.

    (In addition to seeing the guidelines below, you can also find them on the CDC website here)

     

    If YOU Test Positive for COVID-19
    • Isolate – this goes for EVERYONE – regardless of vaccination status.
    • Stay home for 5 days.
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves

      Types of Masks Acceptable to Wear in the Buildings 

      The following information was taken directly from the CDC site

      Covid mask options

       
      ALSO…

      Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds.

      If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol and make sure you cover the front and back of your hands and rub them until they feel dry.

      Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve by coughing or sneezing into your elbow, not your hands, to cover your mouth or nose.

      Limit close contact with people who are sick, and avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.

      Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

      All students and staff should wear a mask inside school buildings.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

      Find a Covid Vaccine near you:  https://www.vaccines.gov/

      Free COVID testing sites:  https://healthcollab.org/testandprotect/ 

      FAQs: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

      Information about coping with stress can be found on the CDC website:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

      For more information about COVID-19, you can call the Ohio Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634)