Reminder: Monroe schools will switch to mask optional to start 2022
MONROE — The Monroe School District has released its updated COVID-19 plan for the remainder of the school year.
The published plan will remain active — and no stricter measures are implemented — unless the 3-day rolling average for positive student cases is at or below 50 district-wide, according to the District officials Once the two-week rolling average for positive student cases drops below 35, the district reverts to the default plan.
Here are the highlights of this plan:
● Masks will be optional, but strongly recommended for all students in all schools
● Masks are mandatory on a school bus (federal requirement)
● Contact tracing will be done for all positive cases that are determined to be infectious while at school
● Exposure notification will be provided to families on an individual basis
● Quarantine required for COVID-positive people (10 days after symptom onset AND fever-free for 24 hours as other symptoms improve)
● Quarantine for people within 6 feet of a COVID-positive person for 15 minutes or more inside school facilities (no quarantine for outdoors)
● Quarantines for household contacts, as ordered by the Green County Health Department
● No whole class quarantine unless a localized breakout is evident
● No quarantine for fully vaccinated people
● No quarantine for people wearing a mask during the planned exposure time
The district is also implementing a “Test-to-Stay program”:
● Available to ALL students identified as a close contact subject to quarantine
● Individuals will be required to wear a mask until day 7 of participation in this program
● For more information, go to https://www.monroeschools.com/district/covid-19-updates.cfm
The plan and the intensified plan, if necessary, are designed to “recognize (the school board‘s) desire to implement a mask-only protocol,” officials said. The district also detailed its enhanced plan in the event of an increase in the number of positive cases.