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COVID-19 Information

Statewide Coronavirus 24 Hour Hotline: 877-435-8411

Franklin County Health Department: 636-583-7300 or 636-583-7312

21/22 COVID protocol and procedures for #unionrxi:
Updated 8/19/21

 

 

The following guidelines have been provided by the Franklin County Health Department and are subject to change based on student and community need.

 

  • At our July Board of Education meeting, our BoE voted to make face masks/coverings optional for all staff and students for the 21/22 school year. This decision is of course subject to change based on student and staff health. As a result, students who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Franklin County Health Department issued quarantines if identified as a close contact through the contact tracing process. 

 

  • By executive order from The White House, all staff and students (regardless of vaccination status) riding a school bus will be required to wear a face mask/covering. This includes riding a bus to and from school as well as riding a bus to any after school extra-curricular activity or sporting event.

 

  • Fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact through the contact tracing process will NOT have to quarantine (this includes extra-curriculars) if they remain symptom free. If a student is fully vaccinated, has been identified as a close contact, AND is exhibiting 2 or more COVID symptoms, they may be required to take a COVID test to ensure they are not COVID+ and be symptom free before being able to return to school.

 

  • If a student is fully vaccinated, we highly recommend providing a copy of the vaccination card to the nurse’s office. By providing the vaccination card to the school nurse, we can more quickly rule out a student from possible quarantine.

 

  • A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of a COVID+ person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period (For example, three separate 5 minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes or sitting near a COVID+ person for 15 minutes).

 

  • The period of isolation for an individual that has tested positive for COVID (regardless of vaccination status) is a full 10 days from the onset of symptoms. Isolation means that the COVID+ individual should stay in a specific “sick room” or area of the home away from all others.

 

  • The Franklin County Health Department allows removal from quarantine on day 11 without testing as long as you are symptom free without the use of medication. A test out option will be available for unvaccinated students, however, the close contact should be symptom free and the COVID test should not take place until at least day 5 after exposure. If the COVID test is completed 5 or more days after exposure and the test is negative AND the individual is symptom free, the individual may be removed from quarantine on day 8.


 

*If you have any questions about any of the information above, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s building administrators and/or school nurse for further assistance. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in ensuring we provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff.