An Important Message From Dr. Suzanne Lacey - October 8, 2021
An Important Message, October 8, 2021
Thank you for your cooperation and your patience as we continue to navigate challenges associated with COVID-19. Currently, there are 37 positive student and 2 employee cases (0.004%) confirmed district-wide. This is a 74% decrease in the number of positive cases reported since my last message.
The data suggests that since August 30 when the temporary mask requirement began, the number of positive cases has continued to decline. The number of individuals identified as close contacts has also decreased significantly.
The current temporary mask requirement will expire on October 8. Beginning Monday, October 11, masks will be highly recommended but not required inside school facilities. Students (K-12) must continue to wear a mask on school buses until further notice due to federal regulations.
Should positive cases trend upward along with the number of close contacts during the next few weeks, the mask requirement will be reinstated either district wide or by specific school. Remember that students in the K-12 indoor classroom setting are excluded from being a close contact if:
- Masks are worn correctly and consistently by individuals should exposure occur
- Asymptomatic fully vaccinated students
- Asymptomatic students that tested positive for COVID 19 within 90 days and have recovered
Adults who are fully vaccinated and voluntarily provide a proof of vaccination are not subject to any restrictions.
The primary goal is for schools to remain open five days a week for in person learning and for students to resume a sense of normalcy with as few interruptions as possible. I appreciate your support and encourage you to exercise personal responsibility in the days to come as we work together to combat the spread of COVID 19.
Suzanne Lacey, Ed.D.