Re-Opening of Schools for 2021-2022
Information pertaining to the reopening of schools for the 2021 - 2022 school year will be posted here. Please check back often for updated information.
The menu to the right has additional information and links as well as information from previous school years.
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As new guidance is provided from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), we will make adaptations to our local guidance as well. The most recent announcement from the CDC states, “Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.” While masks are no longer required, the recommendation remains to wear masks indoors as a COVID-19 mitigation strategy when levels of community transmission are high.
Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022 masks will be optional for students on Washington County Public Schools' buses and school-operated vehicles.
Test to Stay is a practice that consists of contact tracing and serial COVID-19 testing to allow school-associated close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to continue to attend school during their quarantine period. In short, CDC now advises that schools may consider the use of TTS to minimize the impact of quarantine and limit school absences after a SARS-CoV-2 exposure in the K-12 school setting.
For the forms required for this, please see the link in the menu on our COVID-19 Updates page.