2021-2022 COVID & Mask Policy

COVID-19 vaccination among all eligible students as well as teachers, staff, and household members is the most critical strategy to help schools safely resume full operations.

Research and medical data is showing that COVID vaccinations are your best option for preventing the spread of COVID and minimizing effects of the disease if an individual contracts it.  Please speak to your child’s medical doctor for information and availability. While it is highly encouraged, at this time, there has been no state or local requirement for students to be vaccinated.

 

Masks and personal hygiene, such as frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, also help prevent the transmission of the disease from infected persons.  Masks must be a multilayer cloth or nonmedical disposable type.

 

Masks are required to be worn by students indoors at all times in all public schools.  If a student refuses to properly wear a mask while indoors, they will be counseled by their teacher or designee, the parent/guardian may be notified by teacher or designee and they may be provided with a mask if they do not have one.  Trade Tech will not provide face shields. If a student continues to refuse to wear a mask indoors, they may be transferred to our Independent Study program where they will be able to earn appropriate credits in online courses.

 

Trade Tech staff is committed to providing the safest educational experience during these tough times.

 

Masks must:

  • Prevent the transmission of droplets
  • Be multilayer cloth or nonmedical disposable
  • Completely cover the mouth and nose
  • Not violate Trade Tech’s dress code or be distracting in classes
  • Be optional for outdoor activities
 

If a student is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons:

  • Must present evidence of that determination
  • Must wear a face shield with a cloth skirt
    • Face shield must cover from the forehead to below the chin
 

If a student is exposed while at school, Trade Tech will:

  • Notify families as soon as is possible of the exposure
  • Notify county health officials as required
 

If a student is in quarantine, for up to 14 calendar days, teachers will:

  • electronically provide assignments through email or online portal
  • Allow students to participate in class by opening their zoom portal
    • Teacher will not be able to monitor students on zoom continuously
  • If students have questions, teachers will be available by email and appointment for additional support
 

If a Vaccinated student:

  • Is exposed to COVID:
    • parent should watch for new or unusual symptoms 
    • No quarantine is necessary without symptoms or a positive COVID test
  • Has new or unusual symptoms (see symptoms below)
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms have improved
    • OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.
  • Tests positive for COVID
    • Student must quarantine for 10 days after a positive COVID test or symptom onset, whichever is shorter.
 

If an Unvaccinated student:

  • Exposed to COVID while wearing a mask
    • Parent should watch for new or unusual symptoms 
    • No quarantine is necessary without symptoms or a positive COVID test
  • Exposed to COVID without a mask, student must quarantine.
    • Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
    • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen is collected after Day 5 from the date of last exposure and tests negative.
  • Has new or unusual symptoms (see symptoms below)
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
    • Other symptoms have improved; and
    • They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), 
    • OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.
  • Tests positive for COVID
 
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Any one of these symptoms would be cause for quarantine.  The school MUST verify any symptoms and other information prior to student's return to campus. 
 
If a student is truant or the absences is unverified by a parent/guardian, the student must quarantine for 10 days or return with a negative COVID lab test.

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