The school board approved a document at last night’s school board meeting that outlines the metrics the school district is monitoring to assess the spread or transmission of COVID-19 in our community.  The following table is included in the document and shows the health metrics the district is using to maintain school operations in Tier I and Tier II.  Even though the school community has been affected by other positive cases of COVID-19 in the entire community, the school district has not had a positive case in one of the classrooms or school buildings for the first 10 days of school.  Some students and staff have been ordered to quarantine, but with the assistance of county and state health officials, we have been able to manage the possible spread of COVID-19. (Please see the COVID-19 update on September 8, 2020 for additional information.)

With the increasing number of active cases in our community, we are well aware of the presence of COVID-19 in our community. The school district is implementing effective mitigation strategies to reduce the risk of transmission, but we continue to ask and remind our community to be responsible and practices these same effective strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community: maintaining a social distance of 6 feet, using face coverings, washing hands frequently, and staying home when ill. 

Tier Mitigation Strategies Health Metrics Level of Risk
No Tier

(Schools Open, in-person learning)

No mitigation strategies

Activities and events proceed with no limitations

None Measured Highest Level of Risk of COVID-19
Tier I

(Schools Open, in-person learning)

·  Daily health screenings

·  Social Distancing (6 feet of separation between individuals should be maintained as much as possible)

·  Required use of face coverings indoors and outdoors

·  Frequent hand hygiene

·  Enhanced sanitation procedures

·  Proper room ventilation

·  Use of barriers

 

·  Less than 2% positive cases in the county

·  Less than 2 cases per day in seven day rolling average in the school community

·  Greater than 90% student and staff attendance

·  Greater than 90% daily health screenings completed

·  3 – 4 week supply of PPE and sanitation supplies

Moderate level of Risk of COVID-19
Tier II

(Schools Open, Hybrid Learning

A/B Schedule)

Same as above except:

·  Social distancing (6 feet of separation will be maintained with approximately 17 students per class)

Same as above Lower Level of Risk of COVID – 19
Tier III

(School Closed , Virtual Learning Only)

 

Mitigation Strategies are suspended since all students are learning remotely at home.

·  More than 5% positive cases in the county

·  More than 2 cases per day in seven day rolling average in the school community

·  Less than 80% student and staff attendance in Tier II

·  Less than 2 week supply of PPE and sanitation supplies

Lowest Level of Risk of COVID-19