‘We want to keep the kids in school’: Mount Horeb School District adopts COVID-19 exposure plan | Coronavirus


MONT HOREB (WKOW) – On January 9, at a special meeting, the Mount Horeb school district adopted a new COVID-19 intervention plocal network to keep her students healthy and in school.

This plan establishes Iinterventions for students exposed to COVID-19, wwith varying guidelines for vaccinated wormsswe are not vaccinatedstudents and whether exposure to COVID-19 occurred on or off school grounds.

A key element of this plan is the students who positive test and are symptomatic will be assigned to a separate building to avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19 among other students and staff.

Although the plan has not yet been finalized with minor adjustments made at the Sunday meeting on plan indicated the following regarding students who have had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case:

If the exhibition took place outside the school:

  • Vstudents approached wwithout symptoms can attend school as usual and are recommended to obtain tested 5 days after exposure.

  • Vacciné students wwith symptoms must stay at home and get tested, return to school 24 hours after symptoms resolve if the test is negative or by contacting the school nurse in the building assigned to him if the test is positive.

  • Unvaccinated students must stay home and away from others for 5 days after exposure, wearing a mask around all others (even at home) if possible. Their symptoms should be monitored for 10 days after exposure, and if symptoms develop, they shouldI will get tested immediately and isolate until I receive the results. If symptoms do not develop, they should be tested at least 5 days after exposure.

If the exposure occurred at school:

  • Vaccinated students without symptoms can attend school as per usual, it is recommended to be tested 5 days after exposure, and must wear a mask around everyone else for 10 days after exposure.

  • Vaccinated students with symptoms should stay home and get tested. If the test is negative and symptoms go away, especially without fever for 24 hours, the student can return to school. If the test is positive, the student must contact the school nurse in the building assigned to him.

  • Unvaccinated students without symptoms can attend school normally, it is recommended to get tested, and must wear a mask around everyone else for 10 days after exposure.

  • UNvaccinated students with symptoms should stay home and be tested, then return to school 24 hours after symptoms resolve if the test is negative or by contacting the school nurse in the building assigned to him if the test is positive.

Before the meeting is aDtrip, community members were able to ask questions and voice their concerns.

A member of the community said they were concerned about the decision because of the different fairness it offers to students.

To addItionly they said they wished the council taken community contribution on decision prior to the motion is carried, instead of waiting for the board to vote on the motion.

Throughout the meeting, the board reiterated its desire to avoid virtual learning and that the reason for this plan is ultimately to keep Mount Horeb students in school.

Previous London schools are determined to stay open. Staff illnesses make it difficult.
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