Good afternoon, Mascoutah Families and Faculty & Staff,
I want to keep everyone updated about new COVID-19 guidelines. Unfortunately at this time I am still awaiting updates from the state.
On January 4, 2022, the CDC issued updated isolation and quarantine guidance for the general public which shortened isolation and quarantine periods. On January 6, 2022, the CDC issued updated guidance specifically for schools, which also shortened the required quarantine periods.
However, before we moved forward with revising student guidelines, we were told to pause as these have not been officially adopted. While we believe the IDPH and ISBE will adopt the CDC’s shorter quarantine and isolation periods, they have not done so at this time. The Regional Office of Education and our attorneys have advised that until this new guidance is fully adopted, we are still operating under the current school guidance and rules.
We will provide updates when the newest guidance has been approved by the state.
Craig A. Fiegel, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Mascoutah School District #19