Coronavirus Mitigation Plans

  • HEALTH & WELLNESS: Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of COVID and other communicable diseases in our schools

    NOTE: On March 1, 2024, the CDC changed its COVID guidance, advising that COVID should now be treated the same as other respiratory viruses like a cold or the flu. This plan has been revised to account for that change, which means five days of isolation is no longer required for students and staff with confirmed cases of COVID. Instead, they can now return to school or work when their symptoms are mild and improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours. (Updated March 6, 2024)  

    Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of COVID and other communicable diseases in our schools.

    While we are fortunate COVID is no longer a public health emergency, we are continuing to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID and other communicable diseases in our schools. 

    The information outlined below is based on CDC recommendations and will guide our mitigation efforts to start the school year. Please review this information, and join us again in this ongoing effort to maintain healthy environments for teaching and learning across the District. 

    • Encourage good handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
    • Do not send sick students to school. Students demonstrating signs of illness at school will be sent home.
    • Stay up to date on vaccinations for COVID, flu, and other communicable diseases.
    • Students experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever must stay home 24 hours after their last episode without medication for these conditions.
    • Everyone will be encouraged to stay home if they are sick or experiencing any of the following respiratory virus symptoms:
      • Fever of 100.4 F or greater or chills
      • Cough, if new
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue from unknown cause
      • Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
      • Headache (new and either moderate or severe)
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • VomitingDiarrhea
    • Students and staff can return to work only after their symptoms are mild and improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours.
    • Use of masks may be required in the health office for ill children.
    • If another COVID outbreak should occur, though, the plan will be revised and additional guidelines will be implemented based on CDC guidance. If an outbreak were to occur in a classroom, parents will be notified as we do with all other communicable illnesses.  

    Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent the spread of illness in our schools. Working together, we can have another happy, healthy school year in District 2.