Dr. Quiauna Scott, Superintendent - August 31, 2021
Greetings EUSD Community,
Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, or the following week, we plan to implement optional COVID-19 testing for our students at their school sites. Parents/guardians will be required to fill out a brief consent form with Concentric to access this service. Testing will be offered free of charge regardless of whether or not a child is insured.
Our school staff will also be tested. We believe by providing our staff and students with onsite COVID testing, it will provide an additional layer of safety and monitoring for our school community.
Please expect more details, including the consent forms from our Wellness Department, soon.
Positive Cases on Campus: We will track confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in our district and follow all state quarantining and reporting requirements. Families are expected to comply with all quarantining rules if their child is determined to have been exposed to a positive COVID individual. Positive cases on school campuses will be reported on the EUSD’s Confirmed On-Site COVID-19 Case Dashboard.
Quarantining: The rules for quarantining are now different for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals:
Vaccinated students or staff who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine after close contact with a COVID-positive person.
Unvaccinated students must quarantine after close contact with a COVID positive individual, but if the person who tested positive for COVID-19 and the close contact were masked during the exposure, the close contact may continue to attend school for in-person instruction (per modified quarantine) if they:
(1) Are asymptomatic;
(2) Continue to mask appropriately, as required;
(3) Undergo at least twice weekly testing (provided onsite) during the 10-day quarantine; and
(4) Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities, including sports, and activities within the community setting.
Here is a link to ACOE School Guidance for additional information.
We appreciate your feedback and partnership in keeping our school community’s health and safety a priority.
Quiauna Scott, Ed.D