**The JC Schools COVID-19 positive case tracker includes the number of current active cases within the school environment by building, in addition to the number of new cases and cumulative cases for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any trouble viewing the embedded dashboard below on your web browser or device, you can GO HERE to access the tracker directly.**
As the Jefferson City School District returns for the 2022-2023 school year, we are updating our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just as state and federal health agencies have transitioned their COVID-19 response from a pandemic to an endemic approach, JC Schools has adapted our COVID-19 accordingly. At this time, we plan to continue utilizing our COVID-19 rubric. Protocols for the green status will be minimal, but can be tightened if warranted by an increase in cases within schools or the local community.
Since fully implementing our JC Schools COVID-19 rubric in February of 2022, all buildings within the Jefferson City School District have remained in the green status. District staff continues to monitor any positive cases occurring within the school environment and to conduct contact tracing investigations in the rare instances when cases have occurred.
Consistent with our ongoing approach to COVID-19:
- Students and staff should wash hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds, avoid touching your face, cough or sneeze into your elbow, and disinfect frequently touched objects;
- Students and staff experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 should not come to school (symptoms include: fever or chills; cough; headache; muscle aches; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; new loss of taste or smell; new runny nose or congestion; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; sore throat; close contact with a person with COVID-19);
- JC Schools does not currently provide COVID-19 testing, however individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to call your doctor or access a list of COVID-19 testing sites HERE;
- Students and staff who are sent home with a temperature 100.0 degrees or higher can return when fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. Students and staff returning prior to 24 hours from being fever free could be sent home;
- JC Schools does not currently mandate COVID vaccinations for those who are eligible. Vaccinations are available in the community for those who meet eligibility requirements;
- 504 and IEP teams will determine and implement appropriate mitigation measures and any additional accommodations/modifications needed for students with disabilities.
JC Schools remains committed to making real-time decisions to protect the learning environment as we have throughout the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. We are thankful for the efforts of our staff, students, and families which have helped us keep our schools open during such challenging times.
If you have feedback regarding the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please share it with us HERE.
We sincerely appreciate your continued support and thank you for your support of JC Schools!
Jefferson City School District