Plan of Action: Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan 2021-2022


Update: 1-4-21

As we resume the 2nd semester at OGR6, there are several important pieces of information to share with our families. 

COVID and updated guidance from the CDC

Recently the CDC updated their guidance concerning positives and quarantines for COVID. OGR6 reports positive cases to the Jackson County Health Department and the department helps determine close contacts and quarantines. Families may use this information to help clarify this new information. I have copied the email I received from the county below.

In order to ensure alignment and reduce confusion across the region, the Jackson County Health Department will adopt the new recommendations for quarantine and isolation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an option for the public. A summary of the new recommendations can be found below based on different situations. 

Test Positive for COVID-19:

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must isolate

If you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your isolation.
If your symptoms continue or you continue to have a fever, you must continue
to stay home.
Wear a mask in public or around others for further 5 days after you leave isolation.
Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 – Recently Fully Vaccinated or Booster
You do not have to stay at home for 5 days
It is very important to wear a mask around others for a full 10 days
If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home
It is strongly recommended that you get a test 5 days after your exposure.

 

Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 – Not Recently Vaccinated, Boosted, or Unvaccinated*

Quarantine for 5 days.

After 5 days, it is very important to continue wearing a mask around others for
5 additional days

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

It is strongly recommended that you get a test 5 days after your exposure.

This change in strategy appears to be highly dependent upon masking to reduce risk. Studies have demonstrated a viral clearance of 5.5 days, on average, among vaccinated people compared to 7.5 days, on average, for unvaccinated people. As you can tell, the CDC is relying on masking to “cover the gap” and reduce risk. 

It is important to acknowledge that we are working with preliminary information from the CDC – as there have been no updates to formal school guidance documents. As more information comes available, we will send that out to the group.

 

Thank you

OGR6


 

 



If you would like information as to the number of cases and quarantines in the district please refer to the district dashboard found here. The dashboard is updated weekly.  

Additional Resources:

Below are some additional resources: Useful Websites About the Infectious Diseases and the Coronavirus from CDC:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html You might want to start here because this provides many more entries on CDC

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/resources.html