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Fall 2021

Welcoming students back to fall 2021

It’s hard to believe that we are entering our third school year impacted by the pandemic. Even with the challenges ahead, there is definitely a sense of excitement with the opportunities of reconnecting with students at school and in-person.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains unpredictable. The recent increase in cases in Washington County requires us to make adjustments to the health and safety plans that were shared on July 6. Please see the updates below.

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) evaluates several factors before making adjustments to its health and safety measures, including:

  • Whether elevated positive cases in any school require increased safety procedures (including, but not limited to, face coverings at the high school level).
  • Availability of the vaccine for students under the age of 12.
  • A return to low levels of community transmission in Washington County as indicated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Following discussions with Washington County public health officials to determine what they're seeing in the community.

Dashboard

Positive Cases: Since the beginning of the school year as of Friday, Sept. 17

 

Elementary Schools

Positive Cases

31

 

Middle Schools

Positive Cases

8

 

High Schools

Positive Cases

23


Health and Safety Plans for Fall 2021

Revised: Aug. 25, 2021

 

covid transmission graphics that shows delta variant transmits easier