As COVID-19 has evolved, public health mitigation strategies have had to adjust periodically to address new challenges. HLSD will be following the guidance from Ohio Department of Health which states:
“Schools may discontinue universal contact tracing but are expected to assist LHDs with contact tracing, case investigation and exposure notification related to outbreaks or clusters in schools as determined by the LHD. K-12 schools should continue to follow ODH’s protocol, “Mask to Stay, Test to Play,” and allow asymptomatic students to attend school while wearing a mask if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The best place for kids is in school, in-person, full-time.”
Beginning February 15, 2022, facial coverings will be optional for students and staff while in the school facilities. Due to federal mandates, students and staff will be required to wear masks while on district transportation. Students will still need to bring their own water bottles each day to refill as needed in the bottle filler stations. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to focus on educating our students and the health and wellness of our community.
Please click the link below for Ohio Department of Health Guidelines: