Mask Update

COVID-19: Masks extended in January
Beginning Jan. 3, Elyria Schools will require students in preschool through grade 12 -- and all staff and visitors -- to wear masks. This applies at all after-school events, as well. We will continue assessing the situation throughout the month of January.

There is also new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shortens the isolation or quarantine period for a person with COVID-19, and showing no symptoms, to return to school and work.

Asymptomatic individuals may now return in five days instead of 10, provided masks are worn the remaining five days after their return.

The CDC also determined that contact tracing is not helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so that practice will be suspended until further notice. Elyria Schools will continue to notify families when positive cases are confirmed in classrooms.

We will also continue to report positive cases of COVID-19 to PCG, Ohio’s designated reporting agency. These numbers are recorded on the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which is searchable by school district.

Students are responsible for bringing their own masks to school and maintaining them throughout the school day.