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    In order to maintain student and staff privacy, SDFA will only report quarantine and COVID-19 positive numbers when cases are more than 5. 

    • Numbers less than 5 will be represented as an *.  When cases are greater than 5, more detailed information will be shared.
    • If the amount of total positive cases throughout the district is less than 5, then only district-wide positive numbers will be reported.

    If your student has been tested for COVID, DO NOT send them to school until the test results come back regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. 

     

    The data represented in the tables above is reflective of current data at the time of posting (not cumulative). 

    Updated/Data Pulled: 05/13/2022

    Next Update/Data Pull: 05/20/2022

     

    The Board of Education approved the following mitigation strategies (updated 12/17/2021):

    • Face coverings are made optional for all groups when on the School District of Fort Atkinson property beginning December 17, 2021. 

    To view the full communication, please view the communication sent to families on 12.16.2021 on our 2021-22 Communications page.

     

    Current Mitigation Strategies 

    • Stay home with any sickness or symptoms
    • Consider wearing a face-covering to avoid communicable diseases
    • Symptom tracking 
    • Increased hand washing/ hand sanitizing
    • Enhanced cleaning
    • Improved ventilation
    • Spatial awareness/ physical spacing
    • Parent communication / education
    • Student / community visual reminders

     

    As you may be aware the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on December 27th that it shortened its recommended isolation period to 5 days for individuals with COVID-19 in certain circumstances. Yesterday, the CDC updated their recommended quarantine period to include K-12 schools with the general public.

    In alignment with the CDC and the Jefferson County Health Department, the School District of Fort Atkinson will reduce its required isolation period for students and staff who have a confirmed case to 5 days from a positive test or symptom onset date. 

    • This means individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may return to school after 5 days of isolation IF they have not had symptoms for 24 hours. 
    • Individuals returning from isolation must wear a mask when around others for an additional five days after their return to school. 
    • If a student or staff member cannot wear a mask, they will be required to isolate for the full 10 days.

    The same quarantine measures will be taken for those exposed to COVID-19 who are unvaccinated (along with those who completed the primary series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson over 2 months ago and are not boosted). Fully vaccinated individuals exposed to COVID-19 should wear a mask for 10 days after the date of exposure and get tested on day 5 if possible but may remain in school. Any individual that develops symptoms should get a test and stay home.

     

    To help illustrate this process, please view this flowchart. 

    *Please note, our athletic department will continue to follow WIAA guidelines which have not changed at this time.*

     

    We understand that the changes in recommendations from the CDC and public health officials can be frustrating. COVID-19 is still a new virus, and researchers are learning more about it every day. In this case, the change was due to evidence showing that, in general, the transmission of the virus to others occurs 1-2 days before and 2-3 days after an individual experiences symptoms.

    As we continue to manage the spread of the Omicron Variant, we ask that we all work to protect ourselves and others from illness. We encourage everyone to wear a mask indoors, socially distance, and keep children home when sick. Please click here for a complete list of testing site locations from the Jefferson County Health Department. Those who are eligible are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

     


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    • To view the Jefferson County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard, please click HERE.