COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are masks required in school or on the school bus?
A: No - however, families/employees may decide to continue to mask and we will respect each person’s decision.
Q. Is physical distancing required in school and district buildings?
Q: Are unvaccinated employees required to do weekly testing?
Q: Are schools required to provide testing or test-to-stay options?
Q: Should an employee or student who has COVID-19 symptoms be sent home?
A: Yes, a student or employee with symptoms should be sent home.
Q: Can a student or employee be asked to wear a mask if they have COVID-19 symptoms?
A: Yes, for the time they are in the building prior to going home.
Q: Is isolation mandatory for employees or students who test positive for COVID-19?
A: Yes, employees or students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days at home. Day zero is the day of symptom onset (for those without symptoms, day zero is the day the individual was tested).
Q: Are schools required to conduct contact tracing?
Q: Are Emergency Paid Sick Leave days available for employees who miss work due to COVID?
A: Yes there are still Emergency Paid Sick Leave days, however, the number of instances remains limited.
Q: Should an employee or student quarantine after being exposed to someone with COVID-19?
A: No, however it is recommended the individual wear a mask for five days.
Q: What if a student or employee refuses to mask when returning to school on days 6-10 after a positive COVID-19 test result?
A: Students or employees will be encouraged to wear a mask through day 10 to help protect others.
Q: Can students who cannot wear a mask be denied entry to school?
A: No, the district should seek other preventative strategies for the student.
Q: Should students and staff stay home if they are not feeling well?
A: Yes symptoms that will require absence from school/work include:
Fever (≥100.0 degrees F)
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste or smell
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Muscle or body aches
For more information on when to stay home, please see our webpage, Too Sick for School?