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Pickaway Health Releases Guidelines to School Health During Covid-19


Pickaway County – Public Health (PCPH) is continuously reviewing guidelines and
recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ohio Department of
Health (ODH), Governor Mike DeWine as well as other resources for necessary
information. Guidelines and recommendations are ever changing. PCPH and all
Pickaway County School Districts have been in continuous contact to plan for the safe
relaunch of school in the fall of 2020.

As of August 14 th , 2020, all students and staff at Pickaway County School Districts will
be required to wear face coverings (masks) at all times during the school day. There are
medical exemptions, situational safety hazards, and other situations that mask could
impede on the safety and/or education of students and staff. Face shields may be
utilized by students and staff when they have one of these exemptions and/or in certain
situations mentioned previously. Face shields are not to be utilized in place of a face
covering (mask). Mask breaks are encouraged when students and staff can safely
social distance (6ft). Educational staff will communicate when a mask break can be
taken safely. PCPH will continue to work with the Pickaway County School Districts to
ensure the safety and health of the staff and students.
All residents of Pickaway County should continue to take the necessary measures to
prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include wearing a face covering
(masks), hand-hygiene such as washing and/or sanitization, social distancing (6ft),
cough/sneeze etiquette, and staying home when sick.

If you should have questions or concerns, please contact Pickaway County Public
Health at 740-477-9667. We are open Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. You can
also call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-
427-5634) for additional guidance. This State-wide call center is open seven days a
week from 9:00am to 8:00pm. The call center staff includes licensed nurses and
infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide
accurate information about COVID-19.