If the new Close Contact Quarantine options (2 or 3) are chosen from the Governor’s new Directed Health Measure (DHM), Three Rivers Health Department and BCS are requiring masks to be worn 100% of the time throughout the entire 14-day quarantine. Meaning, if a student or staff member returns to school before the 14-days, masks will be worn during masks breaks, activity practices, games, competitions, recess, P.E., weight training, etc. Lunch will be eaten in a designated/separate area to keep all students safe while unmasked and eating. Three-ply surgical masks must be worn throughout the required 14-day. masking period. BCS will supply these masks. After the 14-day quarantine ends, students will not be required to wear masks during activity practices, games, competitions, recess, P.E., weight training, etc
Any student returning early from a COVID quarantine who is found to be non-compliant with the COVID protocols, will be sent home for the remainder of the quarantine period. Students must report any COVID symptoms to the school nurse. These symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, tiredness, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Students will be sent home after a report of COVID symptoms.
New quarantine options will go into effect on Monday, December 14, 2020. We will contact parents whose child is currently in quarantine to provide them with the new shorter quarantine options.
Thank you for being patient in waiting for our guidance in regard to the new DHM. The DHM changes require a variety of adjustments to our tracking, monitoring, and communication plans that we had to address in order to prioritize safety and in-person learning.
Randall Gilson, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools