Per the Indiana Department of Health and in collaboration with the Vigo County Health Department, the Vigo County School Corporation will shift to a mask optional practice beginning Friday, February 18. The IDOH also no longer recommends contact tracing and quarantining in schools.
Per the CDC, if students or staff members are positive for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status or symptoms, they will be isolated at home for at least 5 days. Individuals who are in isolation may return to school on day 6, as long as they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Masks should then be worn for an additional 5 days.
As previously shared, our mask optional policy will be implemented in all buildings as well as for all extracurricular events hosted by our district. The U.S. Department of Transportation has mandated masks to be worn on buses through March 18, 2022. Students will be expected to wear masks on buses until the federal government changes the current requirement.