Current COVID Procedures

Last Updated: 2/23/2022 2:14 PM

On January 4, 2022: Due to the high numbers of cases across the district, we shifted our plan from contact tracing and targeted communication (to individuals, affected buildings, and other buildings across the district) to a daily email to all Wyoming City Schools staff and families with a total daily number of cases by building.

On January 26, 2022: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) adjusted their guidance regarding contact tracing in schools. Wyoming City Schools contract tracing was aligned with this guidance.

On Tuesday, February 15: With the steep decline in cases being reported to Wyoming City Schools, we made a change in our communication plan. When a case of COVID-19 is reported, we will send communication to the staff and families of the building where the case was reported. Each week, we will send an email to all staff and families with building case totals for the week. We will continue to update our Wyoming City Schools COVID-19 Dashboard on a weekly basis and individual privacy will continue to be protected through each step in our process. 

We will continue to align our practices with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Mask to Stay/Test to Play protocols:

  • According to the Ohio Department of Health's Mask to Stay/Test to Play guidance, adopted in October 2021 - Direct contacts, regardless of vaccination or masking status, may remain in the classroom environment if they do the following:

    • Wear a mask for 10 days after their last date of exposure

    • Self-monitor, or parent-monitor, for symptoms of COVID-19

    • Isolate and get tested if they start to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 (regardless of level of severity)

  • Per Hamilton County Public Health: As of January 31, 2022, K-12 students and staff can “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” regardless of where their exposure may have taken place. For example:

    • An unvaccinated student living in a household with a positive COVID case may return to school immediately, provided they are masked and free of symptoms.

    • The returning student must mask throughout the household member’s isolation period and for 10 days following that household member’s isolation.

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, our objectives for this school year continue to be keeping children learning in their classrooms, and caring for the academic, social, and emotional needs of the students of Wyoming City Schools. We are monitoring staff and student absentee rates, school-based case counts, vaccination rates, local data, public health guidance, evolving science and more. When changes are made to our pandemic plan, we will continue to communicate them as quickly as possible.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing partnership and cooperation of all Wyoming stakeholders in keeping our students, staff and community protected as much as possible during the pandemic.