SCHOOL QUARANTINE GUIDANCE CHANGE
On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio is changing its guidance regarding quarantines following an in-classroom exposure in K-12 schools. Moving forward, students and teachers exposed to a COVID-positive person in school are no longer required to quarantine as long as the exposure occurred in a classroom setting and all students/teachers were wearing masks and following other appropriate protocols. The change does not apply to contact in outside settings, including after school activities and athletics.
The recommendation follows an evaluation of virus spread in Ohio schools conducted by researchers with the Ohio Schools COVID-19 Evaluation Team. (click for link to research) According to the report, preliminary results of the evaluation found no discernible difference in the risk of contracting the coronavirus between those in close contact with a COVID-positive person in the classroom and those who were farther away.
"This evaluation confirms for us that Ohio's classrooms are a safe place for our students and that the commitment our schools have made to keeping kids safe in the classroom is working," said Governor DeWine.
Click for the letter from Superintendent Milano 1-3-2021
Reported COVID-19 cases are based on information from the Stark County Health Department. Families of close contacts will be notified based on the Stark County Health Department contact tracing protocol. The chart above reflects active cases are those in which students/staff has received a positive test/diagnosis and have not been cleared to return. Cases are removed from the dashboard when they are no longer active and the person has been cleared to return to school. *Staff not assigned to a particular school building or staff/students at MultiCounty
Building letters: (Below are letter(s) that have been sent home in the last 5 days)
Case#105 Case#106 Case #107
Case #108 Case #109 Case #110 Case #111
Updates from the Superintendent's Office
Click image above for CLVA K-5 webpage
Click image above for CLVA 6-12 webpage
Canton Local Schools Virtual Academy news:
- VIRTUAL ACADEMY STUDENTS and students on the health department ordered quarantine: Curbside meals are for Canton Local Virtual Academy Students, students in quarantine for 5+ days, and children who are not school-aged. Families will only have to register one time for a continuous meal pickup. Click here to sign up