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.
- Class Schedules
- Face Coverings - Schools
- Face Coverings - School Bus and District Transportation
- Social Distancing
- Contact Tracing
- Positive Cases
- School Bus and District Transportation
- Cafeterias (breakfast and lunch)
- Field Trips
- Health Office
- Student Illness
- Virtual Learning Academy