Mask Update

COVID-19: Mask Requirement Lifted
Beginning Jan. 31, masks will be optional for all students in preschool through grade 12, as well as all staff and visitors. This applies at all after-school events, as well.

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, on a weekly basis. These numbers are recorded on the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which is searchable by school district.