Jackson County School District COVID-19 procedural updates

As Coast schools near the one-month mark of being back in session for the 2021-2022 school year, Jackson County School District released an update to its COVID procedure today.

A few of the changes including allowing students to quarantine at home for ten days if they are exposed to COVID at school, no longer isolating students in school who are symptom free, and temperature and symptom checks for students throughout the day and for extracurricular activities.

In order to asses the impact of COVID on the school district, Superintendent Dr. John Strycker and his leadership team discuss every day’s data and specific situations regarding COVID cases. “We meet each day because this is such a fluid situation and we’re doing the best we can. While it’s a very emotional situation, it is for me personally, it is for the school district, we’re doing the best we can to make our decisions based on numbers. Right now, even today our numbers are about five percent of our student body is out and that is not enough for us to justify closing the school doors because it’s very important to us that those kids are in school.”

Dr. Strycker says JCSD will continue to allow parents to make the best choices for their families when it comes to masks and vaccines.

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