COVID protocols effective NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Pike County Schools are currently averaging two student COVID positive cases per week. An average of eleven students are being quarantined for close contact in the last two weeks. There have been no employees positives or quarantines for the last four weeks. Also, Pike County’s COVID positive test rate is now 8%.
As such, the Board has approved modifications to its COVID protocols effective November 1, 2021. These changes are as follows:
- Masks are no longer required for students, employees, and visitors when attending outdoor school activities.
- Masks are optional for vaccinated students, employees, and visitors when attending school or visiting inside Pike County schools or other properties.
- Masks are strongly encouraged but not required for unvaccinated students, employees, and visitors when attending school or visiting inside Pike County schools or other properties.
- Protocols for quarantine due to COVID positive tests or “close contacts” will remain unchanged.
- Daily health screenings on each campus and Pike County Schools work-site will be discontinued.
o Parents should NOT send students to school who are having any COVID symptoms or who have had out-of-school “close contact” with a COVID positive person. Parents may contact their school nurse for advice in these cases.
Please understand that should circumstances change for the worse, it may be necessary to reinstitute some or all prior COVID protocols.