On Thursday, March 10, the Ohio Department of Health announced updates to its statewide COVID-19 reporting practices shifting from daily reporting to weekly.
In addition, as of Thursday, March 10, school districts also are no longer required to collect reports of COVID-19 cases, provide community case notifications or report cases to local health departments unless a COVID-19 case is detected through a school-administered test. As a result of this change, families no longer need to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the District.
Ohio’s Mask to Stay, Test to Play remains in effect, and per current guidance, any student or staff member who returns to school following a COVID-19 diagnosis and five-day isolation period is required to wear a mask for five days in lieu of a 10-day quarantine. Unvaccinated students and staff who have been exposed as a close contact of an individual with COVID-19 are also required to wear a mask for 10 days under the State of Ohio’s Mask to Stay policy to be eligible to continue to attend school.
The District continues to encourage staff and families to please continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily, and do not report to school if you/the student has any of the following symptoms: headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, fever or chills, new uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, especially with fever.