The following was received from the Ohio Department of Education and shared on behalf of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. With the most recent ODH order and following the same cadence positive cases are communicated to Miami County Public Health, the district plans to message parents and caregivers regarding positive cases on a weekly basis effective Friday, February 4, 2022. However, updates to the district COVID-Tracker 2021-22 webpage will continue to be made daily. Please consider saving or bookmarking the above link to check total numbers and active cases.
Thank you for your continued support of the Milton-Union Schools.
New COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Guidance for K-12 Schools
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) today released new contact tracing and case investigation guidance for K-12 schools. ODH is recommending local health departments (LHDs) shift from universal contact tracing, case investigation and exposure notification to a cluster or outbreak-based model. This shift has the following implications for schools:
- Schools may discontinue universal contact tracing but are expected to assist LHDs with contact tracing, case investigation and exposure notification related to outbreaks or clusters in schools as determined by the LHD.
- K-12 schools should continue to follow ODH’s protocol, “Mask to Stay, Test to Play,” and allow asymptomatic students to attend school while wearing a mask if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The best place for kids is in school, in-person, full-time.
- ODH also will change the school case reporting cadence to weekly. Schools should report positive student and staff cases to their LHDs by close of business on Fridays. LHDs will continue to report on the same weekly cadence. This schedule will begin on Friday, Feb. 4. ODH will continue to evaluate related school reporting requirements.
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