FOX C-6 ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN COVID MITIGATION PLAN

FOX C-6 ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN COVID MITIGATION PLAN
Posted on 11/17/2021
This is the image for the news article titled FOX C-6 ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN COVID MITIGATION PLANDuring the November 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the Fox C-6 Board of Education voted to base the District's masking policy on internal data instead of data from the Jefferson County Health Department. Below, see a message sent from Fox C-6 Superintendent, Dr. Paul Fregeau, to the Fox C-6 community on November 17.



November 17, 2021


Dear Fox C-6 Family, 


During a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting last night, the Board of Education voted to revise the District’s COVID Mitigation Plan to utilize the District’s internal COVID data instead of the Jefferson County Health Department’s COVID data for masking requirements. The District’s new masking requirement reads as follows:


Effective Thursday, November 18, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required in individual school buildings when that building has less than a 2% COVID positivity rate among students and staff members. However, in the event that an individual school building surpasses 2% of the total student and staff population, masks will be required in that school building for at least 14 calendar days. 


This change in the masking policy means that there is a possibility that some schools may have a masking requirement while other schools do not, based on the COVID positivity rate in those individual buildings. If an individual school building reaches a 2% positivity rate, the school’s principal will communicate that information with families as soon as possible.


At this time, no Fox C-6 school buildings have reached a 2% positivity rate, so masks will be highly recommended but not required as of Thursday, November 18. Please note that due to federal guidelines, face coverings will still be required while riding the school bus.


Modified Quarantine

Changing the metrics Fox C-6 uses for requiring masks in schools does not change the Modified Quarantine guidelines from the Jefferson County Health Department. Students who have close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in the school setting will still be eligible for a modified, in-school quarantine.  In order to be eligible for this modified in-school quarantine, a student will be required to wear a properly fitting face mask consistently for the 14-day period after their close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.


Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we work to provide the best possible learning environment for our students. 


Respectfully, 

Dr. Paul Fregeau

Superintendent

Fox C-6 Schools


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