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2021-2022 COVID-19 Operation Plan

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

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 universal indoor masking by all 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 may choose for their child to not wear a mask while attending school.

Washington County Public Schools will continue to follow CDC strategies which recommend indoor masking by students and continue to strongly recommend the wearing of masks consistent with CDC Prevention Strategies.

Mitigation Efforts
Other mitigation strategies may be encouraged and practiced, including, but not limited to social distancing, screening, testing, proper ventilation, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick, isolation and quarantine, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting depending upon school and community transmission levels to the greatest extent practicable without impacting instruction.

Students may eat in areas other than the cafeteria.

Visitors must check into the school through the office.

Masks on School Buses and Other School Board Provided Transportation
Federal mandates no longer require the use of a mask covering the mouth and nose on all forms of public transportation.