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2021-2022 COVID-19 Operation Plan

Washington County Public Schools COVID-19 Operation Plan
(Amended 8/06/2021)
(Revised 01/20/2022)
(Effective 1/24/2022)
(Revised 05/17/2022)
(Revised 11/15/2022

Washington County Schools operates on a 5-day per week (M-F), in-person learning schedule.
 
Masks Inside School Facilities
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Prevention Strategies recommends indoor masking by students (ages 2 years and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

On January 15, 2022, Governor Youngkin issued Executive Order 2 (EO2) which states: “Parents of a child enrolled in elementary or secondary school or a school based early childcare and education program may elect for their children not to be subject to any mask mandate in effect at the child’s school or education program.”

Student’s parents choose if their child will or will not wear a mask will at school.

Washington County Public Schools follows CDC strategies which recommend indoor masking and recommends wearing masks consistent with CDC Prevention Strategies and Guidelines.
 
Mitigation Efforts
Mitigation strategies are encouraged and practiced, including, but not limited to social distancing, testing, ventilation, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick, isolation if positive, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting depending upon school and community transmission levels to the greatest extent practicable.
 
Masks on School Buses and Other School Board Provided Transportation
Mask covering the mouth and nose are not required.