District Updates

District Updates

Latest Update

Covid update Nov 19, 1 positive, 6 quarantine
Week of 11/15/2021
HS denotes High School, AE denotes Adult Education
Numbers are current as of noon November 19, 2021

Atrium Campus HS POSITIVE: 0
Atrium Campus HS QUARANTINED: 0

Atrium Campus AE POSITIVE: 1
Atrium Campus AE QUARANTINED: 0

Main Campus AE POSITIVE: 0
Main Campus AE QUARANTINED: 1

Main Campus HS POSITIVE: 0
Main Campus HS QUARANTINED:6

District Total POSITIVE: 1
District Total QUARANTINED: 7

Latest Update on Quarantine

Test & Stay Pilot Quarantine Program

Hello WCCC Family,

We are participating in a county-wide pilot program called Test & Stay so that we can keep healthy students in school and learning. The Test & Stay program began September 28th at our Main Campus and Atrium Campus.

Test & Stay means that any student that is considered a Direct Contact will have the opportunity to Test & Stay as an alternative to typical out of school quarantine. Direct Contact is defined as an unmasked, unvaccinated individual within 3 feet of the person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes.

If a student is identified as a direct contact, a parent/guardian will be contacted and determine whether the student will quarantine at home or participate in the program. Test & Stay is an optional program; families can determine what is best for their particular situation.

If you have any questions regarding the Test & Stay program, please contact your student’s campus director.

Main Campus: Mike Hart, 513.932.5677 ext. 5202,  [email protected] 
Atrium Campus: Kim Gambill, 513.932.5677 ext. 5240,  [email protected] 

Below you will find general information regarding the program. An attachment called K-12 Quarantine Alternative Pilot Program SOP has also been included. This document provides the full details of this program.

As always, thank you for being a part of the WCCC family. Stay happy and healthy!

General Information:
Test & Stay is a testing initiative for asymptomatic close contacts of students with confirmed COVID-19. This testing program will allow asymptomatic close contacts to remain in school if they receive an individual rapid antigen test (BinaxNOW) two times during their quarantine period and test negative, as well as wear a face mask while inside their school.

Participating districts include Carlisle Local Schools, Clinton-Massie Local Schools, Franklin City Schools, Kings Local Schools, Lebanon City Schools, Little Miami Local Schools, Mason City Schools, Monroe Local Schools, Springboro Community Schools, Wayne Local Schools, the Warren County Career Center and Warren County Educational Service Center.

ODH is providing the participating districts with Abbot BinaxNow Rapid Antigen Professional Test kits and Abbott BinaxNOW At-Home Test kits. School districts may administer professional tests at school to identified close contact students. Additionally, families may opt to test their child at home, and then utilize a telehealth session to oversee test administration and result reporting. All families using the at home test kit should follow the Ohio Department of Health User Guide: Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test Kit – User Guide.

Currently, the pilot only applies to students who are close contacts due to exposure at school, not through a community exposure or school-sponsored activity exposure. Families whose student has been identified as a close contact will have the option to participate in the pilot to stay in school, or they may quarantine for 10 days at home, or return to school on day 8 with proof of a negative test on day 5, 6, or 7. Students who are wearing a face mask or are vaccinated do not need to quarantine.

Warren County is partnering with the school districts and county commissioners approved using federal COVID-19 funds to provide a nurse for each district to help with testing and pilot implementation.

Covid Plans and Contact Tracing

Hello Warren County Career Center Family. Below are the Covid and contact tracing plans from the beginning of the school year. These guidelines are subject to change based on transmission and spread, and state and local requirements. Please read the above update on the Test & Stay Pilot Program, now in effect for some cases.

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

Please fill this out if directed to do so by WCCC Administration/School Nurse
Please fill this out if directed to do so by WCCC Administration/School Nurse
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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