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COVID Monitoring

January 2022 Update

In response to new CDC recommendations and surging COVID rates in our schools, the district has updated protocols and prepared a learning plan in the event that our operational capability is interrupted. View information below for more detail.

Jan. 10, 2022
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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2022

To view the number of COVID cases throughout the district, click the link below.
COVID & Illness Reporting Form
Please complete the following Google Form to report all illness symptoms (even if you don’t think they are COVID related), a positive COVID case, or a quarantine due to close contact. An EPS staff member will follow up with you as soon as possible. Monitoring the number of cases within the district is an important part of our COVID mitigation strategy.
 

COVID-19 Decision Tree

Quarantine and Isolation

  • Here are the CDC's new guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation
  • The CDC and MDH definition of a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cummulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, however there is an exception for K-12 indoor classroom settings only:
    • In the K-12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3-6 feet of an infected student (laboratory confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) where:
      • Both students were correctly wearing well-fitting masks.
      • Other K-12 school prevention strategies (e.g. ventilation, cleaning and disinfection, respiratory etiquette and hygiene) were in place;
      • This exception does not apply to teachers, staff or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.
      • EPS will notify all identified close contacts of their exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with state and federal law.
Students and staff should self screen for COVID-19 symptoms every day before coming to school.
Visit our At-Home COVID Screening for Students and Staff page for more information.
 

Check the MDH Vaccine Connector to find vaccination clinics near you.


 

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