OHIO – Warren county and ten of its districts have a proposed plan on the table for Governor Dewine, to remain children in schools who have been exposed to COVID.
The school in a press release says that they are sending healthy students home to quarantine, and that is causing an issue for parents, students, and the school.
The new option proposed would keep more kids in the classroom the outline is basically this.
Instead of quarantining children for ten days if they are unvaccinated, not wearing a mask three options would be given to families.
Kids can stay home ten days, or return to schools on seven for a negative COVID test. (This is the standard way now)
Mandatory mask in school quarantine, students who are no symptom-free would be allowed to return to school wearing a mask for ten days.
Or students who are no symptom-free would be allowed to return to school wearing a mask on day five they have the option to take a rapid test at the school. If results are negative they can follow the current mask status for the school.
Superintendents from Carlisle, Kings, Lebanon, Little Miami Local, Franklin City, Mason City, Springboro Community, Wayne Local, Warren County Career Center, Clinton Massie, Monroe, and Warren County ESC signed the proposal.
Last week Teays Valley reported that over 300 students were in quarantine status at the school: https://www.sciotopost.com/300-teays-valley-students-in-quarantine-mask-mandate-return-for-k-8-grades/
Governor Dewine has been cautioned by officials that a 10-day quarantine is hurting families financially, academically, and building mistrust in the system.