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SHS COVID-19 Procedures

Revised March 10, 2022
On March 4, the KDPH released new guidance for K-12 School Operations for in-person learning.
Effective March 10, the updated guidance for contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine protocols will be followed.
We will continue the mask-optional policy for all JK-12 students, faculty, and staff. Pertinent changes to the KDPH policy for K-12 schools are:
  • Contact tracing following school exposures to Covid-19 is not expected unless there is an outbreak.
  • Quarantine is not routinely recommended following exposures to Covid-19 that occur in school settings.
  • If a Test-to-Stay program is offered, individuals may continue to attend in-person school activities if they receive at least one negative Covid-19 test during the 5-day quarantine period and can wear a well-fitting mask.
  • Per the CDC, masks are no longer mandated on school buses. Therefore, the mask-optional policy now extends to school bus transportation starting today.
According to the State of Kentucky:
  • Fully vaccinated students ages 5-17 are those who have received two vaccines and are 14 or more days from their last dose.
  • Persons 18+ who are fully vaccinated are those who have completed their recommended Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • Persons (who had a) documented Covid-19 illness in the 3 months prior to their exposure (documented through a PCR test}