Weekly School Guidance for Wellness

August 20: Community Transmission Update-HIGH LEVEL

Berkeley County Schools continues to follow the health order for public safety as directed by Berkeley-Morgan County Board of Health and the Health Officer.

Each Friday at approximately 3 pm the Berkeley-Morgan County Board of Health (BMCBH) will post the Covid transmission rate and the face covering protocol for the upcoming week effective the following Monday.


Today, August 20th, the community transmission rate remains High. Per the Berkeley-Morgan County Board of Health (BCBH), face coverings will be required by all persons in Berkeley County Schools/Offices/Buildings next week, August 23 - 29.


The next update from the BMCBH will be on Friday, August 27th, to be effective Monday, August 30th.


As indicated in the WVDE School Recovery & Guidance Document (included below), there are 7 key mitigations for schools: vaccinations, cleaning/disinfecting, hand hygiene, smaller group settings, social distancing, face coverings and contact tracing.


NOTE: Required face coverings can be a temporary situation. When our community experiences fewer transmissions, we will move to a LOW/MODERATE level with recommended face coverings, rather than required. This will require community action. We must all work together to reduce community transmissions.

SUBSTANTIAL/HIGH

Universal face coverings for students and staff will be REQUIRED when levels of Covid community transmission reach levels designated as SUBSTANTIAL or HIGH.

LOW /MODERATE

Face covering will be HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for students and staff when the level of Covid community transmission is LOW or MODERATE while indoors and in areas where social distancing is limited.

HOW WILL I KNOW FACE COVERING STATUS?

Please visit our website and look for the icon pictured below to review important COVID-19 communication for the 2021 - 22 school year.
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This message has the most current information as of August 20, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

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