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COVID-19 Positive Cases - Teays Valley Schools

In an effort to update parents/guardians about current positive COVID-19 cases within the Teays Valley schools, we will continue to update a spreadsheet, which is available at this link. Due to HIPAA laws, we are limited as to what can be shared. However, we understand that parents would like to be kept informed about positive cases within their child's school. This spreadsheet is updated the moment that we are made aware of a positive case within the district.

If/when a student or staff member tests positive, the district will inform the Pickaway County Health Department. Students and staff deemed close contacts within the school setting will be able to continue attending school but will be required to wear a mask for 14 days. Additional details and guidelines are included in the links below. If a student is a close contact, an email will be sent to his/her parents to let them know the days he/she is required to wear a mask.

We understand that students' attendance will be affected this year by quarantining, students missing school because they are exhibiting symptoms, as well as students who are ill. Please err on the side of caution to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy. If you have any questions, contact the nurse at  your child's school at 740.983.5000.

Safety Protocols
Once again, specific COVID-related safety protocols will be in place to work to minimize the spread in our schools. For more information, please click on this link - COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The TV nursing team has also developed health and safety guidelines, which will be followed this school year. For more information, please click on this link - TV Health & Safety Guidelines 2021-22

Quarantine Information
Please click on the links to the documents below for information and guidance on quarantine protocols that we are required to follow for this school year. These were updated late October 2021.

COVID Isolation and Quarantine Flow Chart 12-30-21 (pdf)

Mask to Play/Test to Stay Information (pdf)

Quarantine & Isolation Legal Authorization Information Link

Masking Guidelines
Masks are required for all students (grades K-12) while riding on school transportation. Per federal guidelines, school busses are considered public transportation. Students and drivers will be required to wear masks while riding to and from school.
Beginning January 18, masks are required for all students and staff while in the school buildings.

Mask Medical Exemptions - Parents/Guardians can use the form below to request a medical exemption from the District's facial covering policy.  The Superintendent may grant or deny a request for a medical exemption from the District's facial covering policy.  Further, the Superintendent (or his designee) may request further documentation justifying the medical exemption.  These requests will be reviewed and a school nurse or their designee will follow up to let you know if the request has been approved or denied.  Please allow 2-3 days for a response.

Mask Medical Exemption Form

Additional Resources
Quarantine Guidelines - https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/covid-19-fact-sheet-k-12-exposure-and-quarantine.pdf
COVID-19 Health & Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools - https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/schools/K-12-Schools-Guidance.pdf

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