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Latest Update

Sept. 17, 2021 Update

Covid update September 17, 2021 7 cases, 28 quarantines
Week of 9/13/2021
HS denotes High School, AE denotes Adult Education
Numbers are current as of noon September 17, 2021

Atrium Campus HS POSITIVE: 1
Atrium Campus HS QUARANTINED: 6

Atrium Campus AE POSITIVE: 0
Atrium Campus AE QUARANTINED: 0

Main Campus AE POSITIVE: 2
Main Campus AE QUARANTINED: 5

Main Campus HS POSITIVE: 4
Main Campus HS QUARANTINED: 17

District Total POSITIVE: 7
District Total QUARANTINED: 28

Latest Update on Quarantine

A Message from the Superintendent on Quarantine Strategy

Good Morning WCCC Families,
You may have seen in the news that all Warren County Schools are looking to pilot a new multi-tiered, modified quarantine strategy that gives families the option for their student to go into regular quarantine at home or choose a testing protocol at school for their student. This pilot has not been approved by the state yet. 

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the burden that quarantine puts on our students, their families, and our staff. We hate that quarantines socially isolate healthy students from their learning community which negatively impacts students’ mental health, and we struggle with the disruption to the learning environment as healthy students sit at home during quarantine.  The testing protocol option for families will allow us to make decisions based on more objective data in order to keep healthy students at school.  

We will share more information about the potential pilot as we receive more guidance and clarity from the Ohio Department of Health. We remain committed to sharing updates and changes with you - as soon as we know them.
 
WCCC will continue to strongly recommend students and staff wear face masks. 

Thank you,
Rick Smith, Superintendent

Covid Plans and Contact Tracing

Hello Warren County Career Center Family. Below are the current Covid and contact tracing plans. These guidelines are subject to change based on transmission and spread, and state and local requirements.

Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

While not currently required, the CDC does emphasize the need for masks if you are not vaccinated. Please take this into consideration when considering what is best for your child. Mask wearing will be optional and not a requirement regardless of vaccination status to start the school year off at WCCC Campuses.

Wearing a mask, staying at least three (3) feet from others when possible, washing your hands, avoiding crowds, respiratory etiquette (coughing or sneezing into your elbow, etc), staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfection are important layers of prevention to keep our campuses safe.

Students and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.

COVID-19 prevention strategies remain critical to protect people, including students, teachers, and staff, who are not fully vaccinated.

If a student or WCCC staff member is identified on a WCCC campus or in a daily symptom screening check with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should immediately isolate from other students/staff regardless of vaccination status and be evaluated for COVID by their healthcare provider.

If a probable or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 is identified in any student or staff member, the following steps will be taken:

Quarantine/isolation instructions for vaccinated staff/students
Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as their risk of infection is low. Documented proof of vaccination WILL BE required.

Fully vaccinated people who do not quarantine should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days following an exposure. If they experience symptoms, they should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

Quarantine/isolation instructions for unvaccinated staff/students
Unvaccinated close contacts who were not diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 90 days:

Those with no symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine for 10 days from their last potential exposure and should be referred for testing. The last potential exposure would initially be determined by the case investigator.

Those with symptoms should immediately self-isolate for 10 days after symptom onset and be referred for testing and medical care.

Negative test results for close contacts does not change the length of quarantine. It is still 10 days.

Close contacts who were diagnosed with COVID-19 by either (1) a positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA within the last 90 days or (2) a healthcare provider based on their symptoms, and less than 90 days have passed since their symptoms began. Documented proof of natural immunity WILL BE required.

Those with no current symptoms of COVID-19 do not have to quarantine, and retesting is not recommended.

Those with symptoms, should begin self-isolation immediately for 10 days after symptom onset and consult with a medical provider to determine if they may have been re-infected with COVID-19 or if symptoms are caused by another etiology.
Negative test results for close contacts does not change the length of quarantine. It is still 10 days.

The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 10 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Check your local health department’s website for information about options in your area to possibly shorten this quarantine period.

A person is still considered a close contact even if one or both people wore a mask when they were together. However, masks are not 100% effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19, and the type of masks used and whether or not masks are used consistently and correctly varies throughout the general population. Therefore, mask use is not considered when determining whether someone is a close contact during case investigation and contact tracing.

Sincerely,
Rick Smith, Superintendent
Warren County Career Center

2021-22 High School Plan, Info, Covid-19 Procedures

As we start the school year, please keep in mind that these guidelines are subject to change depending on virus transmission and spread, and health department guidelines.
As we start the school year, please keep in mind that these guidelines are subject to change depending on virus transmission and spread, and health department guidelines.

Adult Education Resources

Links to High School Forms

Resource Documents

Ohio COVID-19 Careline: 1-800-720-9616
Confidential, emotional support is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
Between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., the line rolls over to a national helpline 

Resources

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