Communicable Disease Mitigation Protocols
The following communicable disease mitigation protocols were adopted by the USD 232 Board of Education on July 12, 2021.
Masks - Barrier face masks are optional inside USD 232 buildings.
Hand Hygiene – Individuals are encouraged to wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Hands should be washed or sanitized before and after using shared supplies.
Health Screenings – Individuals are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms of illness. Individuals who are ill should stay home.
Exclusions – Individuals who are considered contagious with a communicable disease will be excluded from school. Protocols for exclusions of individuals that have been exposed to a communicable disease are being developed and will be presented at the August 2, 2021 meeting.
Vaccinations – USD 232 will continue to collect vaccination information from families in accordance with district policy and state law. If families provide verification of voluntary COVID-19 vaccination, the information will be recorded. Individuals will not be excluded from school based solely on COVID-19 vaccination status. As with all communicable diseases, vaccination information may be used when making exclusion decisions. The district will, at times, partner with outside agencies to provide space for voluntary vaccination clinics.
Remote Learning – Remote learning designed to approximate regular classroom learning will be limited to special circumstances allowed by state regulation. This does not affect the district’s Virtual Education Program.
Rentals – Groups that rent USD 232 facilities will be expected to follow relevant state, county and local mitigation protocols. Capacity guidelines may be limited depending on the activity.