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New ODH Quarantine Guidelines

Posted: 8/9/2021 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News, 21-22 COVID Updates

August 9, 2021

To our GJPS school community,

In just a couple of short days, we will welcome our students and staff back to our classrooms for a new school year. Without question, being in our classrooms each day provides students with the best opportunities to build strong relationships, maintain social-emotional well-being, and ensure high-quality learning. Despite the continued presence of COVID-19, our goal remains to keep students in school five days a week without interruption for the entire 2021-22 school year.

While great strides have been made in controlling COVID-19, quarantine requirements remain a key measure in preventing the spread of the virus. At the same time, quarantines are a barrier to keeping all students in our classrooms five days a week.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has released new guidelines regarding quarantine rules for students and staff regarding exposures in a school setting. Further, not wearing a mask can create additional challenges with the current quarantine guidance provided by the ODH.

Please familiarize yourself with this COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings. According to this new ODH guidance, students not wearing a mask in school face a much greater risk of a lengthy quarantine if exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

Most importantly, to stop the spread of COVID-19, daily home-based screening by families is recommended, and it is crucial that your student remain home if showing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • New or worsened cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset severe headache

I think we can all agree that keeping our students in school five days a week throughout the school year is vitally important to their development and success. Thank you for all efforts to avoid disruption in learning and minimize the need to quarantine our students.

Related Documents

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings

Child In-Person Participation Algorithm: Guidance for daily home-based screening

Ohio Department of Health Quarantine Guidance 

Sincerely,

Steve Barrett
Superintendent

New ODH Quarantine Guidelines

Posted: 8/9/2021 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News, 21-22 COVID Updates

August 9, 2021

To our GJPS school community,

In just a couple of short days, we will welcome our students and staff back to our classrooms for a new school year. Without question, being in our classrooms each day provides students with the best opportunities to build strong relationships, maintain social-emotional well-being, and ensure high-quality learning. Despite the continued presence of COVID-19, our goal remains to keep students in school five days a week without interruption for the entire 2021-22 school year.

While great strides have been made in controlling COVID-19, quarantine requirements remain a key measure in preventing the spread of the virus. At the same time, quarantines are a barrier to keeping all students in our classrooms five days a week.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has released new guidelines regarding quarantine rules for students and staff regarding exposures in a school setting. Further, not wearing a mask can create additional challenges with the current quarantine guidance provided by the ODH.

Please familiarize yourself with this COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings. According to this new ODH guidance, students not wearing a mask in school face a much greater risk of a lengthy quarantine if exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

Most importantly, to stop the spread of COVID-19, daily home-based screening by families is recommended, and it is crucial that your student remain home if showing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • New or worsened cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset severe headache

I think we can all agree that keeping our students in school five days a week throughout the school year is vitally important to their development and success. Thank you for all efforts to avoid disruption in learning and minimize the need to quarantine our students.

Related Documents

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings

Child In-Person Participation Algorithm: Guidance for daily home-based screening

Ohio Department of Health Quarantine Guidance 

Sincerely,

Steve Barrett
Superintendent

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